Going on Disability

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   Posted 2/25/2012 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I finally bit the bullet and went and told my boss that I wanted to go on disability. I have worked at the same place for 13 years as a supervisor. It has been the most awesome job and I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity.

But it has gotten increasingly harder through the years to go to work and do a good job. I was diagnosed with Lupus 6 years ago and have persevered. It was very hard for me to do this but my boss was great and very gracious with me.

I will still go in for a few days next week to train someone to take over my position. I feel good because I know it was the right time for me to do this but still sad to have to do it.

I plan on spending some time on much needed rest and relaxation and then focus on getting myself through this flare and feeling better.

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   Posted 2/25/2012 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Awwww hugggssssss
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   Posted 2/25/2012 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Smurfy!!

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   Posted 2/26/2012 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad you finally made this decision. Now you will have time to take care you and get yourself feeling better. It was one of the hardest things I did 7 months ago but deffinatly a blessing. Hugs to you.
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   Posted 2/26/2012 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
You've made a wise decision. It's hard to know when to call it quits. Focus on getting well.

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   Posted 2/26/2012 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Joy. It is a very hard decision to make. But I need to listen to my body and my doctor. This disease isn't something you want to play around with.

My Pastor and his wife took me out to lunch today and then bought me a pie to take home. My Pastor said it was my "transition pie" . LOL

It's a blessing to have family and friends be supportive. My husband has been great in all this even though I am making more money than he is and this will be a big financial hit.

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not, what a relief!"
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