Posted 2/27/2006 9:01 AM (GMT -7)
Some of you know from the chronic pain forum, I was having bad abdominal pain last year, and after a laproscopic surgery... found that my left ovary was attatched to my pelvic sidewall, giving my ovary NO movement. Got that taken care of... got ok'd to go back to work basically the beginning of January. Here's the problem I've been having:
Other than being so darn tired all the time... I had done auto body and paint work for the past 5 years (yes I'm a chick lol). One of the cars I did was in 2 magazines :D (tell me about EXHAUSTING WORK!!!) I forced myself to work every day, and paid for it later lol.
Well my knee is really bad... and my fatigue problem has gotten worse, so I can't do body work and paint anymore. Only other "skills" I have is office work... and I don't have much working experience in office stuff, but I can type 90wpm, and am pretty good at it (unfortunately that doesn't count in the work force).
I applied for a job as a 911 dispatcher, went in for my typing test, and aced it. Got called in for a written test. Today, I got a call saying I scored high enough, and have an interview Wednesday! I have some bills I have to get taken care of before I start college in the fall, so I NEED a job.
Only thing that bites... is I think every month they rotate your shift. So one month I'll be working say 4pm- midnight, next month could be midnight to 8am, and next month 8am to 4pm. That's REALLY gonna mess with my CFS. But, I HAVE to get these bills paid and put money back for college in the fall.
I have a garage bill for my car that I still owe $341 on... from LAST YEAR (to which the lady that owns the garage has been REALLY nice with). Man that was a fiasco. I got my car inspected last March (Emissions too), and got this job 48 miles away in MD (I'm in PA). Going down the highway, I'd notice my car swaying back and forth, and when I hit my brakes the whole car would shake. Took it back to the place that inspected my car, he says "you must have hit your brakes hard and warped your rotors"... I KNEW that wasn't it. Sure, that would explain the car shaking when I hit the brakes, but not the swaying. It felt like a tire was loose. So I brought it to this other place (the place I owe the money to)... and they said my tie rod was shot. You could move my wheel 2" to the left and right. He said I shouldn't have even driven it up there. Also on my inspection, they missed my fuel line that was dry rotted, a fuel tank strap was missing, my left rear brake line was ready to burst, gas tank was leaking... they called the police... the police took my inspection sticker, and gave hte place that did my inspection the chance to fix what they missed (at their expense... law apparently states if things like that are missed on inspection, they are entitled to fix it at their cost or something). So, to sum it up, he fixed the tie rod (but didn't do an alignment like you're supposed to when replacing stuff like that), and the fuel tank strap but that was it. So, when I noticed my car STILL not steering right, I took it back to the place that found the problems and just had them fix it. Then I lost my job in MD, (due to all this), and couldn't pay them... was looking for another job... but then started having the BAD abdominal pains.
I have outstanding medical bills that I can't afford to pay (think thousands) from before I got medical cost help... so I need to declare bankruptcy so the creditors stop nagging me when going back to college. (apparently, a ton of student loans arn't based on your credit thank the Lord).
Plus... I need to get my car fixed lol. I've been leaking oil since I got the car 3 years ago and can't find the source. IF my future brother in law still plans on giving me his car when him and my sister move in the next month or two, I'll get to pull mine off the road and work on getting it fixed as I can. His car is a 1994 Honda Civic... it's got a brand new motor in it, and has a turbo (man that thing is quick!!)... and it's an auto, so if the time comes I can get my knee fixed, I can still drive (only need one foot for an auto!!) My car is a 5spd manual, so I can't get my knee fixed because I need both feet to drive. But, I still want to fix mine, because he said his is horrible in the snow, being an auto and having a turbo... so I'm going to make my car winter worthy. I've done a lot of custom work to my car, it's got ground effects, I painted it a custom blue color I made myself, ghost flames... but my car sits literally 3-4" off the ground... not good for the snow... if the front bumper was stronger, I could use it as a plow. I'm taking all of that off... I'm tired of not being able to make it over speed bumps.
Sorry for the rambling, I'm just really happy, and wanted to share what's going on!!!
I do think a good thing about (hopefully) getting the job as a 911 Dispatcher, is it's for the county, so it pays good, and should have good benefits!!! Might be stressful, but the Lorazepam should help with that... and I have the Provigil to help with the fatigue and stuff... and it's also used for Shift Work Sleep Disorder... so all the shift switching might not be too bad. I'm more worried about the third shift than 1st or second.
Ok... I'm SERIOUSLY done rambling for now lol. Please wish me luck (if you've made it this far lol) and say a prayer... I NEED this job!!!
God Bless you all and I can only pray that everyone can be as happy as I am right now!!! The people on this forum are truely the most kind, caring, and compassionate, and non-judgemental people I've ever come across... and I wish you all the best in everything!!
*GIANT HUGS FOR EVERYONE!!!*
I have chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety (at this current moment), and some minor abdominal pain which still hasn't been figured out yet... need a break from all the testing ;)