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A Nurse’s Experience of COVID 19, cancer and working from home

Anne Wareing, a WWC coachee, shares her experience as a nurse dealing with COVID 19, cancer and working from home.

I began this year with a new job, new uniform and a plan for returning to work as a nurse after my diagnosis and treatment for Non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019.  I was looking forward to taking another step forward and putting into action the advice that my coaching sessions with WWC had given me so that I could work effectively whilst also managing my ongoing immunotherapy treatment.

And of course, we all know what happened next … within 4 weeks of my start date my workplace had treated the first patients infected with COVID 19 in the UK.  Having worked in the NHS throughout the era of SARS and Ebola I, like everyone else, clung to the hope that this virus wouldn’t spread and disrupt the plans I had made. 

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