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.