I didn't think about it at the time. When I was working I was stressing because there was a lot of responsibility with my job and I took it very seriously. My bosses weren't aware of it until I cracked one day!
I'd had so many niggling things wrong with me for some time, not much on their own - like a aching leg, aching arm, hair was going thin, and some of other things, I had a list written for the doctor but I can't remember them all now. When I went to the doctor, he gave me multi-vitamins! Then I came out in a rash, 3 or 4 places down one arm. Back to the doctor who said it was shingles - brought on by stress. Not very long after that I had the first 'dodgy' smear. Now when I look back, I think the stress caused the shingles, my immune system was down, unable to fight off the HP Virus.
And now that I'm considering going back to work, it will be the same position with the same stresses - I'm not sure that I want to go back to that. I loved my job and the responsibility of it actually gave me a buzz but I don't think that the enthusiasm is there any more. Also, I wouldn't want to be there doing 'half a job' if you know what I mean.
I've got a much different approach now, more relaxed, everyday things don't worry me now, I just say ''what's the worst can happen? - oh that's right, it already has!'' I just need to convince my husband now to stop stressing over little things, that really irritates me!