Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Minions ... they're not just for evil geniuses.

Now that things are finally moving on the treatment front, I've contacted my company's Leave Management folks to get the ball rolling on Intermittent Family Leave.  I know there will come some days when I can't drag myself out of bed, so I'll use this resource which helps take the worry out of how to make up the time.

As you can tell from the blog, I have had to make a few trips to doctors, but I am working around those trips for all I'm worth.  As long as that server in California stays up, I'll be one happy analyst. :)

Yes, radiation or not, Dr. F, the MO called to tell me that he's got me scheduled for Chemo on Thursdays.  If we do it, kind of in the afternoon, I can do what I did for today and tomorrow; work 10 hours the day before, and then six hours the next day, and then present myself for poisoning.  That'll work.

One of my minions, Hope, stopped by after work, and brought me a really wonderful card and a wish necklace.  If I find the website, I'll post a link, but the charm on the necklace is a macaw; yes my love of birds is well-known!  The card was signed by my work group and oh my gosh, I'm getting teary-eyed; it was so full of love.  How cool is it that I work with people that I love?

Oh, I should explain the minion part:  our group gets fresh-out-of-university people for a business skills rotation program.  Years ago, I started calling the young ones my minions.  Now, if you look up the definition of minion, you will see that ONE of the meanings is "a favored person."  Well, naturally, that's the term I'm using. ;)

The best part about having minions is that you learn so much from them!  Of course, as they learn, they also teach, even though they may not know it.  They bring un-prejudiced eyes and fresh ideas, and let me tell you, they keep me young!  AND the added bonus is that you learn about cool new PC games you will enjoy.   Yeah, I love my minions!

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