Pain Kept Me Home Again

Early today I sent the boss a text stating that I’m in great pain this morning and can’t make it to work again. I feel so bad about this, she really depends on me showing up. I’ve always been one hundred percent on time and never once missed a day of work in my eight months of employment.

If there was one thing that would put an end to my employment there, it will be just what has happened in the last four or five days. It’s been a good run, about three and a half years since the last time a disc has let go on me, and those three spinal steroid injections.

Time’s up.

I sent an email to a top spine clinic in Las Vegas this morning, asking for a consultation to see what can be done about this very painful situation. I’ll have to wait until Monday at least to hear back from that office. My next scheduled work day is this coming Tuesday, I have no idea what will happen.

The last few weeks I’ve been thinking about retirement since it’s now financially solid for me to do so, I won’t elaborate on that. The work I’ve been doing has been to both keep me busy and for the extra cash flow. It seems keeping busy in time to come may entail spending my time traveling.

Not a bad thing of course but I feel a strong sense of guilt right now for possibly having to terminate my employment in this manner and causing staffing issues for the facility and the management there. It stinks, and if I were a manager in that scenario I’d be a bit peeved yet understanding that these things happen.

Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back…

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John is a native of Michigan, the Great Lakes State, he is 56 years young and retired. I've been using WordPress since 2000 with various websites both self-hosted and the side. Thanks for visiting my website!

7 Responses

    1. Thanks Katherine. I text with my boss earlier, told her I’ll be in Tuesday morning but frankly, if I’m not up to it, it’s all over. Sucks but it is what it is. She has already began the employee report of which her and I are both well aware that this is a pre-existing condition and not the fault of the company. I’m not looking for money.

  1. I hope and wish you to get well soon and nothing to be problem for you in your life. I can almost understand your situation and pains. With my best wishes and for good news! Love, nia

    1. Thanks so much Nia! I’m going to try for work next Tuesday, if I can’t make it I may resign the position. If you can’t fill the job you were hired to do, it’s time to leave. Just might be my last job, time to retire.

      1. I can understand you dear John, but whatever you live, Good Luck in your life. You know sometimes, things change in the life. I hope and wish you get the good results about your pains. Welcome, Love, nia

        1. Thanks so very much Nia. Change is inevitable, we must roll with it. I have thought of this possible job change as the next chapter of my life?

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