I need a vacation

You would think that after months of off work due to health reasons and only being back about 2 weeks full-time that vacation would be the last thing on my mind… but its not! Everyone at work is going on vacation this month and early next and its made me realize in 16 years of working the only official vacation I took was 2 weeks about 3 years ago!

It’s been a rough couple of weeks but they pretty much have everything sorted out. I do not have [glossary slug=”multiple-sclerosis-ms”]MS[/glossary], which is really good news. The bad news is: I have [glossary slug=”fibromyalgia”]Fibromyalgia[/glossary] and [glossary slug=”diabetes”]Diabetes[/glossary]. Between the two of them they account for almost all of my symptoms and a few I had that I never even really thought of until I was told by other people symptoms they had. For example. I have had “floaters” or black or dark grey spots in my vision for a while. I always assumed it was just part of getting older. Never thought much about it. But apparently they can happen because your sugars get high, the numbness I started experiencing can be from either/or [Fibro or Diabetes].

The verdict is still out on [glossary slug=”superior-canal-dehiscence-scd”]Superior Canal Dehiscence (SCD)[/glossary]. Since the test indicate it I still need to get a CT and MRI to rule it out. So I may have a 3rd thing that is totally unrelated but would account for the rest of the “missing” symptoms from above.

Diabetes was a shock. I was so not even thinking about that. It was the last thing on my mind. But my blood sugars are high. The internist I saw is doing additional blood work to see what else the diabetes has involved/affected (heart, cholesterol, kidneys, etc) and to get an idea of what to do. Not sure yet if they are just going to try a diet and exersize based approach to controlling it or if they need to add Metformin or anything else.  I have two diabetic parents so at least I half know what to expect.

Here’s hopin…

My birthday was really great. We did not end up doing anything I had in mind. No Jack Astors and no Putting Edge. Why? I have no idea the day rolled around and I just wasn’t in the mood so I asked Cory if we could go for a drive instead. So we did.

We drove down the south shore towards Mahone Bay through Chester. I brought my camera with me to take pictures and guess what? I never took one! Not one! Why? I have no idea. I just felt like driving. Cory was not feeling the greatest and mostly dozed off beside me but I still had a good time. I enjoyed the driving which I have not done in a long time. I also enjoyed the heat and the sun. Then we came home and got an ice cream cake it took us 3 days to eat.

It was the oddest birthday ever. I just was not in a birthday mood. But I still enjoyed they day itself as a day and the company, even if he wasn’t feeling the best.

I’ve been slacking on the blogging. I hate using my phone. I really could share my iPhones Internet with my computer and do it that way but I just don’t feel like it. And the tablet is great but that “newness” is wearing off a bit and I find at home with no Internet it’s a glorified eReader. At work it passes the time though.

Speaking of work. There is a temporary 3 week position coming available because on of our team members is going on vacation. He is basically our internal support. When we don’t know something and can’t find an answer in the documentation we ask him (or the other one).

So I applied. I don’t know how good a chance I have but the coach that posted its led for a brief paragraph explaining why we are interested. When he got my email he turned (he sits close to me) and said “Good answer Kirsten! That’s what I am looking for!” Then proceeded to tell me be was glad that I am applying. So that felt good. Doesn’t mean by any chance I got it but it means I caught his attention. Now if I can ace the mini test and interview I might actually have a chance. Then again it depends on who else applies and what they say/do etc. it would be nice though… A foot in the door so to speak.

Oh! And I got a raise! 3%. Doesn’t seem like much but I was one of only a few most got 2% or below. 5% was the most and sounded like no one got that. 4% I’m not sure about but I don’t think many people if any got it on our project. We can so use it. We’re so behind right now. Rent for July is not even paid


I haven’t really had a chance to post anything this last week, with no internet it’s kind of hard to do. The heat is absolutely unbearable the last two days, it was 37 degrees Celsius in my car when I left work today. That’s with a humidity even being considered. It really feels like I’m melting…

Tomorrow is my birthday! I can’t believe it but I’ll be 33 years old. I feel so old. I’m kind of excited as well! I want to Dairy Queen ice cream cake for my birthday. I’m also hoping that will be able to go to Jack Astors for supper and to the Putting Edge glow in the dark mini golf for supper tomorrow.

Next week is my first full week back to work. I can’t wait to get a full paycheck! I really need to get caught up on stuff. Like Internet obviously. I’m trying right now to find some coupons for tomorrow night. Because I’m too cheap to pay full price. Nothing wrong with that right?