Big update (aka Sorry I Was Gone So Long)

2 Jun

Wow, I’m really sorry I let this blog go!

So much has happened lately that I’ve barely had time to sit still. First things first – I finally lost my job, indirectly due to endo. Not that I didn’t expect it – I’ve been at odds with my boss for over a year about how my medical condition affects my work. So she found some minor offense to fire me for since it’s illegal under the ADA to fire someone based on a disability.

HOWEVER – since what she decided to fire me for was something she specifically said it was ok for me to do, AND she allowed this breach of conduct with other employees (idiot), I was able to get unemployment. Apparently my company “failed to answer further questions” about my termination – so either their answers didn’t fly with the unemployment agency, or they flat out refused to talk. HA.

On top of this, they terminated my health insurance two days after I was fired. I’m in the process of getting added to my husband’s policy, but the idiot on the phone told us to send in the wrong paperwork so now that’s being held up. In the meantime, I’ve had to quit Lupron/norethindrone, which means I’m having hot flashes like crazy and my endo pain is slowly coming back. It hasn’t been horrible so far, but my ovaries have been a bit more painful than usual.

I’m not spending my unemployed time doing nothing though. Hubby and I had a long talk about our finances and future, and how another crappy retail job was going to put us in the same situation. We’ve decided that I should go to cosmetology school full-time! I was going to go eventually anyway, but being fired and getting unemployment provided a perfect opportunity. I start June 18 and graduate in May. As a color and hair extensions specialist, I’ll be making enough money so that hubby will be able to do his full-time teaching internship next fall.

I promise to start updating this regularly again! 🙂


One Response to “Big update (aka Sorry I Was Gone So Long)”

  1. Brian June 2, 2012 at 3:57 am #

    I was going to send you a tweet the other day and ask how things were going. You had been with that company for quite some time, but as you pointed out- this is going to turn out to be a blessing. She did you a favor. Hope the insurance fiasco gets resolved soon. Dealing with them is a pain!!!!

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