His personal devastation was amplified by concerns of who would take care of his elderly mother. After intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, he was fortunately cleared of his cancer. Whilst his oncologist cleared him to return to work David’s life was no longer the same.
David experienced many of the challenges most cancer survivors experience:
The objective of referring David to Rehabilitation Services by Altius was to assist with his recovery through problem-solving, goals setting and to develop a recovery plan to restore his life roles including work. The cancer survival issues were impacting on his readiness and ability to engage in support services for his recovery journey.
Rehabilitation Services activated some of their available range of cancer-specific solutions to David and his employer. They were developed to support and enable David to restore his confidence, functions and motivation to return to life. These included:
At initial presentation he began a return to work four hours per day, 2 days per week and he scored 53/63 on the Fatigue Severity Scale (the higher the score the greater the fatigue). At completion, three month later, David was working an eight hour day, five days per week resuming normal duties and he scored 34/63 on the Fatigue Severity Scale.
David has successfully returned to his role on a full-time basis as a Customer Consultant with his employer after 6 months of support and services on a 2 years benefit period of salary continuance.
With engagement, support and alignment of stakeholders, coupled with David’s new levels of confidence and perseverance, this exceptional result is being sustained. He is adhering to his goals by:
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