“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” -Lyndon B. Johnson

Ah, here I go again with the blogging. I am certain no one in real life or the internet cares to hear my daily ramblings. Actually, the reason is probably because I do ramble on a lot in person. But that matters not, I am going to start a new blog and, hopefully by downloading the app, I will be blogging for a long time! I do have a lot to say!

A few things are first. I will not be editing my blog to exclude certain people or situations. I know in order to keep my job I am not allowed to go on the internet and talk about patients because that is a violation of their privacy. But, there is nothing keeping me from talking about my family or friends! Hopefully, I won’t lose too many of those close to me whilst talking freely online. Obviously, I am joking. I do this a lot and take everything I say with a grain of salt! Family and friends: Please, have no worries!

Today, as in Saturday, was an interesting day. I had called into work Friday night because I had a migraine (which you will soon learn, I get often). After taking pain medication and going to bed, I woke up around 4am to discover my legs from my knees down were hurting. If it’s not one thing, it is another! I had planned a surprise retirement party for my good friend, motherly figure, and old coworker. So, I was not going to let the pain or lack of sleep keep me down today. I got all of my stuff (clothes, gifts, etc..) sorted out for the party before my three-year old, Liam, woke up. After he woke up, it was a whirlwind of excitement and play time. Lack of sleep and craziness from Liam caused me to snap at my husband a couple of times. I feel really bad for that, but I was easily agitated. Thankfully, he knows not to take it too much to heart and that I don’t mean it. We had everything sorted out for the day and it went really smoothly. My friend had no idea that we were surprising her, and she thought we were going for a girl’s night out. I am so thankful to have such helpful friends. We can not believe this was pulled off so well. We were definitely stressing about it.

Unfortunately, my pain did not go away all day. I have become accustomed to hiding it from others. There are times when I tell everyone everything about my pain. But, I try not to let it show especially when the focus is on another person. I just put on my makeup and smile as big as I can! I called into work tonight as well. I felt kind of off about calling in though. I was at this party having a good time. Some people are probably confused about why I would call in or say that I was using my pain as an excuse. So when I called in, I did not use my intermittent FMLA. So, put that in your pipe and smoke it! I’m sure, now that I have royally screwed myself with the holiday pay tomorrow, no one truly gives a shit if I skipped using FMLA. Oh well! I signed up to go into work this morning because I woke up at 2am and I am not having anymore pain. So now, I will wait until my supplements and medication kick in, continue to drink my water, and hopefully figure out what the hell I am going to do with this blog.

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