Monday, September 21, 2009

A Rough Spot

I'm having a rough time - could really use some positive thoughts and prayers.

--We discovered on Friday that my Dad has a very large mass on his lung. That's all we know right now. His next step is to visit a cardio-thoracic surgeon on Tuesday to set up an appointment for a biopsy.

--I've had lower back problems off and on for awhile. Usually, when it flares up, I can load up on some ibuprofen, spend the day laying on the heating pad, and then it's better. But, not this time. I've been in excruciating pain since yesterday. I woke up in tears this morning around 5:30 as I could barely move. I'm back on some muscle relaxers and pain pills, but, it doesn't seem to be helping. Bending over, getting up and down, and changing positions is next to impossible.

--During the last several months, I made the decision that I would have to return to work (after being a SAHM for 11 years). It's strictly for financial reasons, as things have been very tough for us this past year. I have been job hunting for about two months with absolutely no luck. As an RN, I thought it would be pretty easy to find a job, but, I guess I was wrong. I think the length of time that I've been out of nursing is going to be more of an obstacle than I thought.

6 comments:

Breadwinner Wife said...

Praying that your father is OK, your back is fully healed, and that you find a job soon. I know all that combined has got to be stressful right now; hoping it all comes to resolution soon.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

wow, you are having quite a rough time! I'm so sorry to hear it and you are in my thoughts & prayers!

Flory said...

I'm sorry to hear about your rough time! I hope that writing about it helped a little.

I hope things get better soon.

Rachel said...

Already said a prayer and I'm adding you to my list. I know any one of those things can be overwhelming. Hang in there...

Crystalin Dunn said...

Coming from SITS--Thanks for posting about your dad. All of our hearts are with you today, as well as wishing you luck in your job search. Hope you find good medical care for your back, also.

Jenners said...

Sorry to hear about your dad ... I'm praying for him. I'm sure it is really scary.

And I'm sorry to hear that you're having a tough time finding a job. I did think there was a nursing shortage and being an RN would be a cinch job to get. I'm sure you'll find something though.

Hang in there.