Hi, friends. Well, Christmas is over, and I have a few much needed days off work. Thank goodness! So I thought I'd give a quick update on life in general, since I haven't been around HW much lately.
We've been slammed at work. When I first started this job, our caseloads were limited by law to 18. They changed the wording to "a weighted caseload," leaving it up to the agency to decide how many we would have. Well, I hit 38 in November, and I've been working many 10-12 hour days trying to keep up. It is a nightmare. On top of that, another agency we work closely with had a mass exodus of people, and so our agency kindly offered to assume some of those duties while they hired new people, so I got assigned 6 of those cases to cover. Now they are chewing everyone's "buts" about how we are all falling behind in paperwork deadlines, and we are going to have to figure a way to keep up on it all. I've always said that if paper ever became more important than people, I'd quit that job...of course, that was before I needed that job for good health insurance! LOL
Christmas was good, aside from the fact that Brianna's "someday" step-father was here, and while I love him to death, he and Brianna mix about as well as oil and vinegar. Love him, love her, but when the two are together, they are both insufferable. My daughter says they aren't that way at home. I hope, for all of them, that is true. I couldn't live with that. And I don't want them living LIKE that.
Randy has gained all of his weight back since his surgery. Blood pressure is back up. I'm pissed, because I worked so hard to get that weight off of him! LOL I've kept mine off, and we both eat well am and pm, but I'm not here to make him behave during the day. He says his New Year's resolution is to get the weight off again, but it seems he needs to be in a medical crisis to follow thru. Told a co-worker the other day that I'm almost resigned to the fact that one of these days he's just going to eat himself to death, and there is nothing I can do about it (she's in the same boat with her hubby, who has already had a major heart attack...we used to joke that we were married to the same man, because every time we talked about them, it was the same story for both of us!)
On the bright side, I passed my 13th year dx anniversary in November, and had all my scans come back clean as a whistle. Ellen, I finally went to the gynocologist in November as well, and all was fine there, except they couldn't locate my file, it had been so long since I had been...LOL I will be making annual treks from now on, I promise.
Board has been awfully slow lately...I'm sure it's because my smiling face has been absent, right??? So I'll try to make more regular appearances.
Love and hugs to all my breast friends...
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker." --Charles Schulz