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Thread #165433   Message #4016843
Posted By: LilyFestre
02-Nov-19 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
It's a very lazy morning for me today. I slept in until 9:45am...unheard of! I suppose going back to work after 2 weeks off (to tend to Pete) and the end of the month usual rush....I'm just tuckered. I had to take one day off this week to take Pete to the oncologist. Depsite that, I was able to get in my full hours....can you say LONG days?

We found out that Pete is in the intermediate risk category which may qualify him for radiation. We didn't get any answers from oncology but were referred to an endocrinologist who specializes in this area. If he has radiation and IF it is not successful, THEN we go back to medical oncology. I personally think the oncology appointment was not useful or necessary this week or at any other time so far as he simply reads the results to us that we can access at home. While all the other oncologists in this office have a card with a specialty, his card just says oncologist. I think he may be a front line for the triage and then he passes people on. It's just unnerving because we went thinking we would finally have an answer as to if we can be finished with this and move on or if there is more ahead....we simply don't know. I am frustrated but Pete, as his usual self, is quite relaxed and laid back about it all.

Jeremiah dressed up as Harry Potter for Halloween this year...cute as a button he was! We only attend the local Trunk or Treating event. Maybe next year we will add the door to door fun. It's unbelievable how much candy he came home with.

Pete wants to go out and about today....I'm really wishing we were having an at home day as I'm pooped. He is supposed to head back to work on Monday...we'll see how that goes. He gets tired so very easily....I'm thinking it will have to be a gradual return to full time hours.

On a good note, my office has Paid Family Leave and I have already received a check for the days I've had off. I get 55% of my normal pay plus I am not at risk for losing my job for the time missed...I think that is outstanding! It was a lot of paperwork but well worth it!

Hoping everyone is well.

Michelle