Friday, November 19, 2010

YAY, Aetna got the paperwork...

...and they have already assigned it to an analyst.  I may actually get paid next week! :)

I got hit by the post chemo insomnia last night.  So, I was on the computer until around 3:30AM just roaming aimlessly.  Alas, this can become dangerous if you hit somewhere with cool furniture.  But I was strong and did not buy the $5700 leather chaise that would be SO neat to lounge upon when you get exhausted. ;)

Today, my sisters are going to take Jon and Michelle out wandering, and I will rest.  I have to go in later for my radiation, but they'll be back in time to take me.  Dr. F said that my schedule shows that December 8 is my last radiation for this go-round.  It's probably not going to be my last, period.  But you know, gotta take all this one day at a time, otherwise it all gets overwhelming.

I can't tell you how much I miss working; I miss the brain-work, I miss my Boeing family, and I miss the invigoration of the human give and take of conversation.  It's kinda been this way with being a telecommuter.  I worked at the plant usually Monday through Wednesday and worked at home on Thursday and Friday.  This was because of my diminishing lung function; by the end of the week, I was exhausted.  But as my lung disease progressed, there were weeks I spent the entire time at home.  I was so excited at being able to go in on Monday and see my dear co-workers/friends.

January, my current minions rotate, and I won't be there to greet the incoming ones, but I know them; I was part of the hiring panel, and they are two wonderful, smart women.  They'll be fine.  Oh heck, they'll be GREAT!  But I wish I could be there to absorb some of that intelligence. ;)

Ok, I guess I really will go get some rest.  Love to all.  And hugs and kisses. :)

3 comments:

  1. You sound more positive today. Funny how life just keeps on rolling along and we all get caught up in doing our own thing. I can commiserate with missing the work part of things. I was laid off a couple of years ago and with me rapidly approaching 60 (how the hell did that happen), there is just no hope that someone is going to hire this old broad, no matter how much experience I have, sigh. Now to top it all here I am back in PA re-inventing myself yet again. Oh well as they say.
    Glad you are doing ok, hang in there and have a good restful weekend.
    Fay

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  2. Fay, most folks would tell you I am normally revoltingly upbeat and happy. And yes, I'm fine again today. Sometimes I wonder, though, if it's just not better to NOT know that your life's petering out.

    On the other hand, you do get to make sure that everyone you have ever, ever loved knows it, plus you don't take a minute for granted. And that, my friend, is a wonderful gift. :)

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  3. Hmmm, not sure if I want to know. That is a hard question.
    My sis knew even though no-one told her. I was the optimistic one saying it would all work out ok. Even at the end when she was told it had spread to her liver, I was making plans for her to have a liver transplant, geeze how dumb was I. She just told me she had had enough and was too tired to fight anymore. Needless to say that did not go over too well with me.

    By the way, being revoltingly upbeat and happy is a good trait to have sweetie.
    Fay

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