Monday, December 16, 2013
It's official, I'm getting ready for another surgery
Sigh. Having a high pain tolerance is both a blessing as well as a curse. If something hurts us, I KNOW that it is something serious, as it is again this time. So, I will have matching shoulder scars.
-will be replacing my manual transmission car NOW, not this Spring as anticipated. Driving is far from easy with my right shoulder right now. I am actively looking at incentives on line, will be getting an affordable, econo car again, trading my current one in. Probably could get more $ if I sold it outright, don't want to deal with that, however. I have a set figure for monthly payments in mind.
-will coordinate rides to the DR and rehab, which will again start up 5 days post op. Between DD, college boy and friend up the street, I hope to be able to coordinate this will minimal bother.
-won't be able to drive for 6 weeks, out of work at least 8. Will have another difficult rehab to endure.
-only have 18 1/2 sick days accumulated. I have to call the surgical scheduler on Wed and set up a date for Jan (MD is off all of next week, past Jan 1) so I will push this off until after Midterm exams. I will take advantage of the Feb break week as well, do that I am not docked for those days. Once I use up my 18.5 sick days, I am docked 1/187th of my pay=OUCH! So we are really tightening up all expenditures, limiting them to necessities to keep as much cash flow in the checking account, before having to dip into my house account. I am fortunate to have that to draw back on, as much as I hate to touch it.