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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Consolation Prize

The good news:  I will be working more in Pediatrics.  The bad news:  The physicians requested our float NOT work there anymore....which leaves me to cover.  I will be working more hours this month as someone is off on medical leave, which means we all move around to different departments.  The money will be good but I will be exhausted.  Next week I have something every day and some evenings.  I hope I survive!

I will not have any extra hours so still no insurance benefits, but will be working half time in Peds.  I like this.  It's a step.  I enjoy the change.  The other day I made a crying baby stop crying and smile....that felt so good!  It is a challenge to work in a different department.  Everything is different but I'll learn.

Have a blessed day!


Linda said...

ya gotta take the extra hours while you can. YOu'll be happy on payday :-)

Ofelia said...

You are lucky to get some extra time and getting pay for it. Things are a bit difficult all over the world and its nice to a least have a job that we like and that we are needed for.