I'm back, not doing great, but getting there!

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Hi everyone!  It's been a while since I've been on here.  There's been a lot of craziness in my life going on.  Ya'll know how it is, life kicks ya in the teeth every now and then.  A short summary on what's been going on.  I was put in the hospital for a few days.  But, I'm doing better now.  Alas, I was unable to get a full medical release for work, Doc didn't want me climbing ladders due to severe dizziness.  Apparently in order to be a cashier it is a part of the job description to climb ladders daily.  So, I was unceremoniously relieved of my duties.  Yeah, I know, I'm a little bitter about it.  Well, given the general state of the economy you can imagine how things have been for us with me out of work for the last month!  Ugh!!

There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I have found a data-entry position a lot closer to home and I should be starting on Monday.  Hopefully everything will start to turn around now.  We are scraping by and not doing so well at that!  The only upside is we have been able to feed ourselves and our critters.  If you guys could do me a favor and include my family in your prayers? 

Sorry for the pity party, life just sucker-punched me and it's taking longer than normal to get back up.  Everything happens for a reason and I don't have to know the purpose to know there is one.  Thanks for reading and hope to be back on here more often again.  Missed you all!!

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We know the feeling all too well! My husband worked in computer repairs and installation and the jobs come and go - He isnt in that business any more - But I know the kick in the gut feeling and the sleepless nights worrying! Hang in there and maybe your new job is just what you need! OUr prayers are with you! Its very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you are clear back there! But it really is there! :-) Rena

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Good morning, Michelle - You and yours are in my prayers!  Glad you are able to keep your furkids with you to comfort you. They really keep us going when things get tough, don't they?

Hang in there. Sounds like things are on the upswing.

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Michele,

so sorry to hear about this recent devastion.. I know how hard it is to make ends meet sometimes.. It's funny that you said 'everything happens for a reason' and you're so wise and trusting to claim not to know why.. Just trust that things will be better. MUCH better than they were....in time..

God doesn't wear a watch, so sometimes it seems like forever to us when we're waiting for the 'green light.' But He does love us and will always give us the tools to cope with anything that comes our way.

You are so brave and so strong and of course we will all add you to our "Intensive Prayer List"

besos

Katie

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"But He does love us and will always give us the tools to cope with anything that comes our way."

 

So true!  My prayers are with you and your family.  This new job sounds promising!  When I quit my job in the middle of a bad economy, (stupid, I know) I said my prayers that God would be at my side and give me the tools to help myself.  And he did.  Now I have a better job that I have been at for almost two years and just bought a house last May.  All because God was at my side.  He helps those who help themselves and it sounds like you are well on your way!

 

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Wow.   Different rules in different places.  Where I'm from, the employer has to create a position for you because you are disabled by your dizzy spells.  Failing to do so would mean a lawsuit of discrimination against the employee.  Or  a co worker must job share.  They do the ladder climbing and you do an equal part of their work load.  My doctor restricted me from ladder climbing years ago.  I am still employed at the same place.  

Another co worker cleans fountains, disinfects doorknobs and light switches.  They created this position for her.  

A factory nearby my house sends an ambulance daily to pick up a disabled person, delivers him by stretcher to a couch on the second floor where he lays near a paper shredder to shred old documents!  And then takes him home.

i can say a prayer for you.  Maybe it is in your destiny to ha e something better than you did before.  I am also sending a blessing your way.

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Kar jinx you are right, this would fall into that ADA regulation I would think;

but michelle sounds like you have a better job and closer to home that's always a good thing.

I will keep you in my prayers and send out good thoughts and thank goodness you have been able to keep everyone fed that is a really good thing.....

Keep us posted on how you like your new job!!

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Thank you all so much for your prayers and thoughts, it means a lot to me.  Maybe it's because I just read the post "Beautiful Hitchhiker", but all your words of support and kindness made me cry.  I guess I've just been an emotional wreck lately, but I tend to hold it all in and act as though there is nothing in the world wrong.  I guess it's kind of sad that I can't tell the people directly involved in my life what's going on, but I can tell you guys. 

Lady Kate, you wonderful woman.  You always know exactly what to say in any instance.  You are so right that God does provide the tools we need, and the people.  TBH, I had strayed away from God for a long time, but I've recently felt myself being drawn back.  Thank you so much for always being so supportive and encouraging to me and other forum members.  You are a very special woman.

Tal & Kaiser,  apparently Illinois is an "At-Will" employment state, meaning they can let you go for any reason at any time.  I just figured that I wouldn't do any of the cleaning that required a ladder, and I'd every now and then need someone to get some stock off a shelf for me, but I didn't think it was that big of a deal.  I guess I was wrong!!  I am anxiously waiting to start my new job.

I am so grateful that I found this site, not only for the knowledge, advice and pics.  But, everyone on here feels like a member of my extended family.  We laugh, cry, get angry and happy together; bonded together by the love we have for our babies.  Thank you all, for being who you are, always speaking your minds, and caring so much!

What can I say?  GentleDoberman ROCKS!!

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Michelle I wish you joy and happiness in the gifts that are coming your way. God does take care of us all and we may feel it is not in our time but it is always just in time. My young son once told me "God will only put on you what he can can carry you through" it so so true and I was surprised by his words but I needed them. I will not hijack your thread by going through all of my issues just know that I have been there plus some and I am wishing you, your family and furbabies all the best. And yes this site does ROCK! And Loki sends happy wags and kisses!

Cyndy and Loki