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New Year and Time for a New Chapter in My Life!!!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Today is Jan 1, 2012. It is a new day and a time to start a new chapter in my life. Last year was not a good year for me. I started the year off work on workers comp after having surgery for carpal tunnel. I finished the year off work for a knee injury that is a separate from work comp. I also developed Trigger Thumb after carpal tunnel surgery that now requires surgery. I also am now among the ranks of the unemployed.
I have been sitting here in my recliner doing absolutely nothing since my knee injury in Sept 2011. There are days I only take about 600 steps. Way off of the 10,000 I was working towards. The good thing is that I have not gained too much weight. I seriously eat more calories than I burn through no fault of my own. I am not allowed to walk or stand on my right knee. I cannot use my left thumb at all. And my left shoulder is having issues as well. I was told it is Acromion III which is a total shoulder separation. The symptoms are like Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, which is very painful. So you can see why my calorie intake is more than my calorie burn. I will not let this get me down. I finally have approval for the Trigger Finger surgery. Now just need to have it scheduled. So one down and one to go. I know it will not take much longer for the knee. I am changing my knee Dr to my work comp Dr so he can coordinate both surgeries and it will not take as long as 2 different Dr's doing them.
I lost my job when I was layed off of my job that I had for 4 1/2 years. What the company did was not right. It is the world biggest emergency air ambulance companies. They just spent $200 million dollars to purchase another air ambulance company back in July 2011. First they told me I would lose my job because they were not getting the needed documentation for my knee. I got that all straightened out and they told me I was compliant. A week later I get a letter stating that due to the volume of customer service needed they were going to post my position. Once I was released to return to work I was to contact them. If there was no position available at that time I would be separated from the company at that time. They hired not 1 but 2 people to do my job. A month later I get another letter stating that due to contractual losses (the contract they lost had nothing to do with my direct job responsibilities) my position was being "Eliminated". The 2 people they hired to replace me are still with the company. If "my" position was eliminated, why were they not let go if they were hired to fill in my position while I was out on medical leave. I did talk to a lawyer, he said he did not think it was worth pursuing. But if I wanted to I "might" be able to find someone who would take my case. This is too much stress for me at this time in my life for something that "might" happen. So I chose not to pursue it. So I let go and let God. He has opened a new door in my life with a new direction. I am going to move to Central California with my daughter once I get past these surgeries. I will be able to regain control of my life and my health. That is the most important thing for me in 2012. To regain control. I will be able to do the things I love like gardening, yard work and get back into the exercise routine I need to for better health. So I hold no ill feelings, I blame no one and look forward to the welcomed changes in my life.

I know 2012 is going to be a Bigger, Better year for me. I will not let life get me down. As my best friend always tells me, "I will not let life get in my way of life". It took me a while to truly understand what he meant by that. What he is saying is that we cannot let everyday life situations get in our way of getting on with our life and doing what we need to do to enjoy life. If you have to miss your normal workout for the day. Do not worry about it and kick yourself in the butt for it. Either do it later in the day or get up and just move and you will be good. If you cannot do that, just get back to your schedule the next day. Remove the phrase "tomorrow never comes" from your vocabulary. Today is your Tomorrow, so get up and get it done. No more Excuses.

I hope 2012 is a Bigger, Better and Healthier year for all of us.
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  • DUTCH1811
    KiwiShines.... thank you for the comment. Yes, we will do this. A new chapter in this journey we call life. I too wish you a Healthy, Happy New Year. Let's make it happen.
    2945 days ago
  • KIWISHINES
    Best of luck to you, we can do this 2012 is our year for health and success!
    2945 days ago
  • FLASUN
    I know just how you feel about year 2011....not the best for me either.

    I just know you will do much better once you move and get all your medical problems taken care of.

    I know I will continue my shoulder surgery for a few more weeks. And continue to have my cat scans done.

    We will do so much better in 2012!!!
    Love ya Spark Sister!!!
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    2945 days ago
  • IAMNOT61
    I am sorry you had to face so much in 2011 but happy that you have found a way to forge into 2012 with a positive attitude.
    2945 days ago
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