At least, not for all of us.
I just received a copy of a letter I asked my neurologist to write for me to go back to work. Instead, she insists in her letter that I am not able to work at my prior job and should continue to try for long term disability. Not what I expected to see, and after failing tests on Word and Excel last week I am beside myself with what I am going to do to make a living. The employment agency is not returning my calls or responding to my emails. I haven’t blogged in a few days because I have been so depressed about my job prospects. Now I won’t be able to collect unemployment benefits. How am I supposed to make my mortgage next month??
Then Mom called. R has been in hospital since yesterday. Today they moved him to ICU. His doc gave him the prognosis that he may not make it through tonight. Mom is heartbroken and doesn’t know what she will do without him. We discussed the possibility of Mom and R to move in with us, but she won’t even discuss it right now. I don’t think she will last through the year if she stays by herself.
When I called H to tell him the latest he told me that he had just gotten off the phone with our friend Bill who has been fighting a long battle with Hep C. Earlier in the year he was put on the liver transplant list, and we were ecstatic. At last, he had a chance. Then during a check up this summer they found a spot on his liver. They kicked him off the recipient list. The docs were divided on whether this was a cancerous tumor or not and he’s been visiting specialists all over the west coast. He finally finished with all the experts and they gave him his prognosis today; 2-4 months left.
The world didn’t end for everyone, just some of us.