So I can now tell everyone the news I alluded to the other day. My doctor and I agree that I need to take a 6-week leave from work. The last 6 months have been very difficult for me and the stress has taken a toll on my ulcerative colitis. I know where this path leads if I don’t do something now. I really do not want to be hospitalized a 3rd time because of this unrelenting disease. Normally, I manage my ulcerative colitis quite well but it has just not been possible this time around.

I plan to get as much rest as I can. I desperately need to sleep. I am looking forward to not having to commute in to Vancouver everyday. There is some work I need to finish up by July 15th. At least by working from home I can also get some much needed rest and then I will start my leave. I have some lieu time and some sick time and then I will probably apply for medical EI. At least that is how I think it will play out. There are some unknowns at this moment.

In other NEWS, I stepped on a dead mouse and popped its entrails!!! Ick!!! It was in the house, in front of my chair. I am hoping the thing was dead before I popped it. I thought I had stepped in shit. Plus I keep reliving that moment!!

We are going to Calgary this weekend for my mother’s 75th birthday. My relationship with her has changed so much since the cruise. I think, for the first time in my life, I am the favourite daughter. She is so thrilled that we are coming for her birthday. It was very last minute. She basically sprang it on my last Sunday night and I needed to make a decision almost immediately. So we are going for a short, weekend trip.

4 thoughts on “The NEWS

  1. I have been pushing and pushing for a sick leave at least, and something more permanent at most since this whole ugly, nasty, harmful mess began. I have said so many times that your health and well being is the most important thing to me, full stop. That should be the same for you. Nothing and no one is more important to me than you, and I’m so glad you are finally taking this potentially life-threatening situation seriously.

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