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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.


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!
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    Where do they get off? He has enough. I don't know what they are talking, it must not be accredit for your home state. I never could figure that one out myself. If he can get a grant with the kind of diploma he has... then he should be able to go to that welding school or a trade school. The GOV is SO backwards. I really believe they want to keep people in a lower class bracket. Pay this, do this and you'll get ahead. That's what they say, but you never cross enough "t's" and dot enough "i's".
    It's a total miss understanding, and those GED teachers don't teach. I had a friend who failed it 5 times. She paid 60 bucks every time. Do you know what that is?
    That's 300 dollars she didn't have to waste all because they didn't take the kind of diploma she had. All she wanted to do was go to Nursing school. So, we got together and I got her into a "CNA" Nursing program at one of the 2 year community college for 1500. It covered everything she needed, and now my friend is making a good living as a private care provider, but we had to rally around her as a family to get her going in the right direction because they turned her down. The government wasn't trying to help her. Snaps are okay, but when you have a income less than 600 because of Child Support. And you get snaps to feed 2 do they expect you to have a life. You have to pay for the power bill and the rent. You can only do so much. It's hard, but we have to get up and fight daily, work for hours to make sure we provide a better way of life, because the unemployment office isn't helping at all. My friend told the woman one day. I need a JOB can you help me find a JOB. We have nothing. And how can you live off 189 a week? On top of that get your stamps cut by 104 dollars. SMH! With 2 kids to feed including yourself.
    I'm so sorry. I hate that Joe is dealing with this kind of Roller Coaster. Sometimes I feel the crime rate would go down if they put the same amount of money they put into the prison system. My cousin came out with all kinds of Diploma's and even a damn degree. All I could say is. I be damn. My friend had to pay all this money, and you went to jail for a crime and you got an education for "free" that's a load of BS if you ask me.
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    Very best wishes for your ongoing recovery. I am so happy you have met someone who cares about you and wants to be there to support you!!!!! Know looking for jobs stinks, I tried for ages to find something that I could do just a few hours a week (all I can do physically), but was told thank you but you are a bad risk. Thanks. I needed that. Tell Joe to hang in there - he will find the right job. It is a frustrating world when you try to do what you can to support yourself, but have the deck seems stacked against you. Prayers for you both!!!! emoticon emoticon
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    Very best wishes and prayers every day. Back surgery can be life-saving nowadays. Hope yours is a superb success!

    Try to relax and visualize your surgery going very well and your back healing beautifully, before surgery and especially as you are going under anesthesia. It is proven to improve results and speed healing.

    Some info from Prevention Magazine publisher:

    Best to you and Joe. At least you have each other to face troubles with.
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    Oh my poor Angie Baby Lovee, I'm thinking of you big-time. I'm wishing you the best of luck with everything that is going on in your life today and all days! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2201 days ago
    Owie surgery! Prayers and hugs being sent! emoticon
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