Tomorrow marks the 13th year that has passed since the accident. Looking back there have been some years that have been better than others, but this one is going the best so far. Sure there are still some challenges. Fall weather has set in and I am having more neuropathic pain in my legs, but not bad overall.6-7 years ago I was almost confined to a wheelchair, now I not only work full time, try and get things fixed around the house, I am cycling 75- 100 miles a week. I generally take two days a week and find some cool routes in and around Portland, OR.
As good as this year is going I found out yesterday that my work is doing away with the weekend shift, which is what I have been working. Fris, Sat , Sun 3 12hr days. I will now be moving to day shift. Which is Mon – Thurs 5:30 to 4. So now I guess I will find out how I really am doing. If I am unable to do it, or things just don’t work out I am fairly certain I will file for unemployability with the VA. That would mean being rated at 100% and having more income than I do now. I will fill my time with writing and volunteer work and such. I will be unable to attend my group and mindfulness class. I think I will be ok. I know it will be hard thru the holidays, but who’s isn’t? Just with mine add physical pain, emotional strain, depression and so on.
I am also unsure how often I will be able to read all the blogs I have been fallowing. Let alone have time to write anything myself. Well here’s to nothing, yet everything. Hope to chat with you all soon. Till next time… Joe