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I Took My Own Advice

I'm taking the rest of this week, and all of next week off. My current boss, and my uber-boss both OK'd the time off.

I have sent emails to my internist and rheumatologist; my internist responded and said she's available all week; I'll try to get in to see her Friday.

Bob negotiated a deal with the water heater guys. They're putting in an extra heater, and eating the labor costs; down side is it will cost more, and I have to impress on my treasurer that it's up to him to find the extra money. The water heater guys are also not going to expect full payment upon completion, which is good. ETA at this point is Thursday.

With regard to that last, the truly important thing in my mind is that I handed off the informational emails to the treasurer. He's handling that tonight and tomorrow. Good. Let him deal with the anger. I've let him know I'm on medical leave, which is essentially what I'm on, even though it's currently set as unpaid leave. (I think I've explained the stupidity of us having to take unpaid leave for the first year of our being Tribune employees, with a bunch of money equal to that unpaid leave having been paid out to us by the Sun-Times. It's going to be touch and go for me, since I had to loan out some of that money to First Born to cover an emergency of his last month, but we'll handle it. Plus, yeah, going to get money back from the association, you damn betcha.)

Wow. Digress much,
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Anyhow, tl;dr - I'm off, I'll see my doctor before the end of the week, I'll help BB deal with his asshole doc tomorrow, we ... may ... have hot water Thursday (yeah, sure....) and I'm going to pay attention to my own health.

And now, I'm going to bed. The back may have eased up enough to let me sleep without quite as many painkillers.

Thanks, everyone, for your support. It has really meant a lot to me.


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gerisullivan
May. 6th, 2015 02:47 am (UTC)
Good, good, good, and good. I'm *very* glad to hear the steps you're taking to take care of yourself!

The water heater situation has been enough to drive anyone into back spasms and then some.

Love you!
kaffyr
May. 6th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, my dear, this is one in a lengthy series of reminders that I need to take care of myself without feeling guilty about it - something with which you have a passing acquaintance; heh.

Love you, too!
a_phoenixdragon
May. 6th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
Bless you, sweetie. And here's hoping it all turns around soon. You made a wise choice. You have more than earned the downtime. You and BB need a bit of a break.

*Huggles you*

Love you, sweetie. Be good to you. And get plenty of rest.
kaffyr
May. 6th, 2015 10:28 pm (UTC)
Heh ... I actually ended up working most of today, but knowing that I had gotten the OK for vacation made it alright. I've set up two doctor's appointments, and will try to get in to see my shrink sometime in the next week. With any luck (aaaaaaaaaa) the team that's coming back in tomorrow, will finlly Get. It. Fucking. Right. I've left the emails and such to my treasurer, although I sent out a couple of emails to the heating and cooling people today, and I feel much more like it's OK to do so.
ladymercury_10
May. 6th, 2015 03:13 am (UTC)
I hope your time off is restful and all goes well with the doctors. Sleep well!
kaffyr
May. 6th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
The sleeping is definitely going to be improved. I've got doctors' appointments lined up, and right now, I'm enjoying some bossanova and chatting with Bob. Someone in the building just reported actually getting a warmer than tepid shower - it's good to hear something even partly positive.
wendymr
May. 6th, 2015 03:18 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you've got some time off coming, and I hope you use it to get some rest, rather than running around after contractors.

And something that might make you smile: have you been watching the news from Alberta tonight? ;)
kaffyr
May. 6th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
And something that might make you smile: have you been watching the news from Alberta tonight? ;)

Oh, aye! I've enjoyed that a great deal; I spent a year in Edmonton while at university, and it was during the days of Alberta's rise to conservative arrogance in the 1970s ... seeing the NDP take on the province's apparent economic difficulties makes me smile, because the NDP is who I'd vote for if I were back in the country. Yay!
lost_spook
May. 6th, 2015 07:51 am (UTC)
*sends extra hugs*
kaffyr
May. 6th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs gratefully accepted*
liadtbunny
May. 6th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
I hope the time off does you some good as well as the medication. *hugs*
kaffyr
May. 6th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC)
Right now, it feels very good to be able to step back a little. Of course, I won't be completely happy until we have actual hot water, but that may also be in the books tomorrow. Send out good vibes!
liadtbunny
May. 7th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm vibing *vibes* - I hope it helps!
flowsoffire
May. 12th, 2015 08:16 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight* Good for you, taking that time off. I hope that everything could slowly settle and things are less crazy for you right now ♥ Take care of yourself, yes? You've just gone through an insanely stressful time, and it's just such a huge pile of bad :/ You sound like you really need a break. ♥ *hugs*
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