Before you return to work, talk to your supervisor, personnel office, shop steward or union representative. Discuss any special needs and ask for any changes that would make it easier for you to keep your job (such as flex time, working from home or special equipment). Work out clear expectations about your schedule and work load. Document each request and its outcome for your records.
You might also ask your employer to discuss your situation with your coworkers. Make sure you are comfortable with the information and the way it will be presented.
Some people are unable to return to their old jobs. You may find yourself changing jobs after your treatment.
Consider revising your resume to list your jobs by skills rather than by date, so you will not highlight the time you were out of work for treatment and recovery.
Remember that you do not need to try to do more than you can handle, or settle for less than you deserve. Research shows that survivors who return to work are as productive on the job as other workers.