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Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho It's Off to Work I Go"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another blog and another reference to a song, so much for my creativity. I have not blogged in almost 2 months. I wish that I could attribute my absence to writer's block, but I'm not a writer. By the way, I was wondering why the words to the "Snow White" song were spelled "heigh " instead of "hi". I looked in my trusty old Merriam- Webster's and lo and behold: "heigh-ho is an interjection (takes me back to English grammar and parts of speech) which started to be used in the year 1553 typically to express boredom, weariness, sadness or sometimes as a cry of encouragement." Oh my goodness, I had no idea that those 7 dwarfs were experiencing these emotions and actually they sing "it's home from work we go". I always thought they were going "off to work". I had better take a "Snow White" review course.

Is there any point to my blog? Oh yes there is. You see, I have been out on disability since March 3, 2009. I went back to work for about a week around August 2009 and was placed back on disability. In November of 2008, I was attacked by a patient and my right shoulder was virtually destroyed along with my right knee. It's a long story ! Three surgeries later, I was still off work due to complications. Oh yes life can be so complicated at times.

My physicians recommended permanent disability. Yikes, I knew that there was no way that I could afford to pay a health premium of $700 plus a month and I sure didn't want to go through the hassle of disability rigmarole. I was in such a quandary. I have always worked and usually 2 jobs. I raised 3 kids as a single parent. Oh NO, I thought. This can't be happening...

And then suddenly on September 21st around 4:30PM, I received a phone call and was told to report to work at 7:00 AM the next morning. It made no sense, I had not been released to return to work. Oh well, I figured it was par for the course and I decided to just show up and see what happened. Well, I have been working every day since with the exception of 2 days this past week when I managed to contract a nasty bout of stomach flu and an upper respiratory infection. It has been a comedy of errors. I have been shuffled from place to place. I could write a book just about this whole debacle. What a journey !!

I haven't been "Sparking" nearly as much, some days just spinning the wheel has been my limit. I feel so badly that I have not had time nor energy to stay in touch with my dear Spark friends. I have missed having contact with them. I want to be there for them, to laugh with them, to cry with them and to offer support and encouragement. They have been there for me. They tolerate my wacky sense of humor and they are loyal.

So to each of my fellow "Sparkers", I say "Heigh-ho" and just as my trusty old "Webster" states, I mean that as an expression of sadness, weariness, and as a cry of encouragement. But in my case, it is definitely not an expression of boredom. I am sad that I do not have as much time to spend with you. I am a bit weary from working after so many months of being off - I must admit that I am deconditioned. Yet, this is a cry of encouragement. I WILL SURVIVE ! And I am looking forward to finding the time to get back in touch with each of you and to send you goodies and to just make our "Spark" journey together.

I think of you daily and I wish you all of the best. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Thanks for being who you are. We "Sparkers" are a very fortunate bunch. SPARK PEOPLE RULE !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Wow! I wondered what was up, but just figured you were busy with life in general. Never did I suspect all this! I hope it all goes well for you. You are always in my thoughts, sending you lots of positive energy & prayers if wished. Hugs, Becky
    3791 days ago
    praise GOD
    3791 days ago
    Well, I am glad you are able to work again. Although I feel for you, it must be hard getting back to the rat race after such a long recovery.

    I too hope to read more of your blogs. And always remember we are in this together!
    Drop by any time you like spark buddy.

    Anne Sylvia
    3791 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Thank you for sending this link to me I fully understand the time factors involved. You have done a wonderful job of writing AND getting back into the work force. I know many people that would not have the get up and go you have shown. Good for you my friend!!! Glad to see you back!!

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    3791 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7102181
    Hope you're feeling ok now that you're back to work. Take care of yourself.
    3791 days ago
    Heigh ho is right. Hang in there. Hope things get better for you.
    3792 days ago
    I have SO missed you, you "bloody great female!" I'm here for you whenever, whatever. Take care of yourself!
    3792 days ago
  • BEVY11951
    So happy to read your blog and learn the dynamics of that happy song! "Home from work"? I had no idea what those little guys were singing about all these years!
    I was thrilled to know that my good friend is still managing to put in a little Spark time here and there. This must be difficult after spending so many months recuperating at home with so many more hours of free time. I give you all the credit in the world and thank you for blogging about this new course your life is taking.
    Isn't it so refreshing to know that there is a place you can go to communicate with so many supportive people at any time of the day? All you need to do is write your thoughts down and it is amazing how many people will come forward to be there for you.
    All, I can say is that I am relieved to know that a special person like yourself is making an effort to reconnect with all of us!
    My very best wishes regarding your return to work and for your continued health and happiness. Stay in touch my friend!
    And I wish you a "HI HO" instead of a "HEIGH HO"!
    3792 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7494444
    Hi! Welcome back. I look forward to hearing more updates and fun blogs. The very best of luck with work- it's hard I know but we will be thinking of you.
    3792 days ago
    emoticon emoticon And now I know. Good update and answers a bunch of questions. Heigh Ho to you to. emoticon
    3792 days ago
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