Sunday, October 10, 2010
My life has been all over the place the last few months. I have been super busy, but mostly in a good way.
The biggest news is that I got a full time job! With benefits! Finally. I started about a month ago. I work for the state, handling disability determinations for social security. The job is pretty good so far. The hardest part is that I'm on probation for an entire year, which seems like quite a long time, but my boss is great, my team is great, and I'm very very happy. It's been hard, particularly while I was working full time with two part time jobs at night, but now that some of my part time gigs are winding down, it's getting much much easier.
I did get some bad news from the doctor. Apparently, I have a second severe breathing disorder that was never discovered because I had asthma. Docs always assumed that when I complained of trouble breathing, I just was having asthma issues. They never found this other problem. I'm glad they found it now because it explains a lot problems I have running. I'm always gasping for air when I run, no matter how fast or slow. It explains the mini seizure back in August. They hope to be able to fix it within a year or two, or at least have it more under control by then.
The news does mean that I had to switch up my running stuff. I can't run outside anymore (grass/trees set off my allergies which sets off the new breathing troubles), and I have to run in a gym with people, so that if I have serious problems, there will be someone to call for help. The doctors were not thrilled with the idea of my continued running, but it's such an important part of my life now that I wasn't willing to give it up. I don't mind the treadmill so much anymore. I miss exploring my neighborhoods, and the idea of racing, but I'm trying to do everything I can to manage this new disease.
Otherwise, life is good. I've been happy and healthy. And that's all I can really ask for.