Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Well, Joe has been online looking for jobs. It really sucks that there are so many out there that pay nothing, but unemployment barely covers his child support. Who ever decided what the unemployment pay rate is should have to live on that money for 6 months and see if they can save up for a full roll of toilet paper at the end of the month! They can't, if they plan on eating.
And now everyone wants him to go back to school for training... He's 54 & they don't like his diploma as it is a registered private school and issued online. So they suggested a GED class before he can take even a welding course. Ha! And they want him to live on loans & grants.
Can you say that our government is "cra-cra"?? AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO GIVE INTELLIGENCE TESTS TO THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THESE PROGRAMS.
I am now flat on my back because the epidural has finally completely worn off & I can't get an appointment prior to the 14th, although the doc suggested I call to get one when the pain returned since my herniated disc is sooo "impressive". I just LOVE that something that is oversized on me is impressive and it's not my bra size. LOL
Anyway, I am playing ostrich & sticking my head in the sand today. It's imperative to Joe to be here for my surgery on the 19th, which I'm now told is "outpatient with 23 hours of observation". Huh? Doesn't that sound like an overnight stay to you, which means in-patient? I don't know, but I was reading about the surgery online Sunday & freaked myself out completely. They evidently cut your LARGE back muscles open to reveal your vertebrae & then do the drilling out & cutting on the disc. Now, I've been told that my spinal column is not supporting my upper body and that only the muscles are supporting me. So now I wonder what happens when they cut those lower back muscles?!?
So there is the rest of the stress... Money & health. Aren't those almost ALWAYS the big ones? All I know is that while I wish Joe could go to work tomorrow, and he actually COULD start training tomorrow, I'm still happy he'll be here for my surgery. But then he's gotta go to work so I can get better... And he fusses over me more than my mother! But he needs to pay his bills, so he has to go to work. And I get to go to sleep for a month!!
Peace & Love, My Peeps!