Day 20 ~ December 7
Today I am thankful for paid sick leave, wireless networks and PDAs. Being freaked out by deadlines is one thing, but being freaked out because I think my family won't have grocery money is entirely different. I truly can't imagine how stressful it would to be manage any sort of recurring absence and have to worry about not getting a full paycheck. I really can't imagine and so truly thankful that I don't have to.
Day 19 ~ December 6
Today I am thankful for prescription narcotics. Perhaps inappropriate, but so true. I don't write about my back injury because it's not very glamorous or interesting. Sadly, being in bed AGAIN makes me realize that it has defined me for most of this year. That sucks. I've had xrays, MRIs, epidural injections and neurosurgeon consultations and the biggest problem with all of that for me is that I am way too young and fantastic to be disabled for even one day of my life. I am going to pursue acupuncture and maybe a second opinion. After Christmas.
For now . . . I have Darvocet, Flexorall and Soma to get me through. And I am very thankful.