Sunny And 82, Happy Palms!

Such a fabulous day out there, sunny and eighty two fabulous degrees! I’m pleased to report that I made it through my entire shift at work today without any back pain in any way, such a blessing! I sincerely hope this means that my herniated disc has lost the swelling and is returning to normal. I can’t handle the excruciating pain very well, it’s as though someone shoved a sharp knife into my lower back. Oh hell no. I hope it’s sunny where you are!

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…