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For the first time in my adult life......

August 10th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I am unemployed. It's official, I just e-mailed my resignation after talking to my boss (my former employer is several states away). I just reviewed my blog entries and I have not even mentioned taking 3 weeks off work for medical leave. Since my comp injury 1 year ago, I have never taken time off work to try to get better. I finally decided to just take it even if the doctor did not give me total disability (I have been on partial disability for several months). Well my shoulders are much better, but my wrists are worse, so I am keeping this short!

My right hand has a nice little lump of a ganglion cyst and my left hand is numb when I wake up in the morning.

So after discussing with DH, we decided to bite the bullet for a while and let me try to recover or figure out some type of work other than medical transcription.

Now I really have to get frugal!

Tonight is barbecued chicken pizza and I hung out a load of laundry to dry. I went to physical therapy and now need to get packed for our trip to Tahoe tomorrow for a family wedding. The rented house is already paid for and I have menus planned for the entire family. Need to pack up the food I am taking and make a list of what to buy.

Wow is my life going to change. Any advice anyone?

4 Responses to “For the first time in my adult life......”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Wise plan to take care of yourself! Could you work in a doctor's office as a receptionist? Or do you need to stop typing altogether? What skills do you have that are transferable to other industries?

    Best wishes all the way around. Smile

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, it is such a bummer when the very skills that make you a living break down your body. Dr. Joan prescribes three thorough massages per day for the next six months! (But don't write that down.)

    Here's hoping you do get better. I'm in my fifties and have learned from experience that many injuries, including over use injuries, do get remarkably better even if it takes a long, long time.

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    Reception work might be good or ?? What do you like to do?

    Biggest thing to watch out for - You might enjoy NOT working way too much! Big Grin

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    No advice here, but good luck!

    Try to enjoy yourself a bit.

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