O:) Well, the good fight is over -- I tried to hang on to my job but was out so much they had to let me go. They were a very understanding group but business is business and they needed someone who could do the job.
I fought hard to get this job in March of 2008 and all my health issues started in the fall -- first the foot issue (had surgery for an inflamed nerve)immediately followed by the severe pain in the back of my thigh (turned out to be herniated disk) 3 epidurals later, still hanging in there. What was the killing point was I developed some sort of severe fatigue with dizziness and nausea about six weeks ago and that put the nail in my coffin at work. I could barely make it to work. Of course, I've been to several doctors in an attempt to figure out what's going on with me but no answer to date and I'm spending lots of time in bed resting. I just can't believe that after fighting so hard to make it to work with sciatic pain that I get something else to make me miss more work.
I'm kind of relieved that it's over because I've been so stressed out worrying about losing my job due to health issues that I think the extra stress did me in.
Why do I feel like such a loser right now?! =(( I've always had a great work ethic and pride myself on doing the best possible job and this really bothers me, even though I know that I had no idea of why or how I got a herniated disc or why other health problems have developed. People who haven't suffered with back and sciatic problems think you're just a big baby -- I wouldn't wish this on a dog!
I'm babbling, I know -- just so frustrated and sad.
Could use a few words of support right now -- Thanks for the ear!