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[cancer] Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so close at hand - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-12-12 08:32
Subject: [cancer] Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so close at hand
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Tags:cancer, friends, health, personal, radiantlisa
Yesterday was a difficult day. It began with early morning phone calls to the NIH in Maryland, and ran all day in a tight chain of events, almost everything behind schedule (my oncologist was an hour late), each missed time slot impacting the next. Appointments, meetings, consultations. Many of them with frustrating outcomes. The kind of day with a lot of irritating and difficult moments, and no time between to recover and process what happened before proceeding to the next.

On the plus side, [info]mlerules got me to a nice dinner with Lisa Costello at Podnah's Pit BBQ, followed by a nice soak for the three of us in the spa at Common Ground Wellness Center.

This, of course, following Monday's travel madness, and a Tuesday just as filled with appointments and frustrations. I had higher hopes for today, but so far today's pretty much following the template for the week.

This whole disability thing? I'm busier and more stressed than I was when I was working full time. How the hell does that even happen?

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chris_gerrib
User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2013-12-12 17:29 (UTC)
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Retirees are also notoriously busier than when they work. Some of that is when people have jobs, they have a "get personal stuff done day" where they bang out all that personal stuff. Folks who don't have a job end up spreading that workload out.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-12-12 17:42 (UTC)
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Well, and because of my illness, financial situation, and other factors, my "get personal stuff done" quotient is *much* higher than it used to be. :\
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-12-12 19:43 (UTC)
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This whole disability thing? I'm busier and more stressed than I was when I was working full time. How the hell does that even happen

and you have even less hours in the day to do things.. and more things to do. Its a corollary I think.. oh, and no energy to do any of it.
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