So, after being hospitalized for almost a week, I finally was released to go home. Follow up with the doctor and get a treatment plan going. Knowing this may take some time. The pain was the most horrible pain I have ever experienced. I couldn't walk. I couldn't sit. I couldn't stand. I had to rely on people to help me. To take time out of their busy schedules to help me. I followed up with my doctor and was told that I would not be released to work at least until I was re-evaluated on Jan. 31st. Gave this information to my employer. Received texts from my colleagues wishing me well. Started physical therapy and am slowly walking! I can now sit upright for an hour or a little more before being in massive pain.
So today I followed up with the doctor. While I am slowly improving, I was not released back to work until 2/28 and then again I would have to be re-evaluated.
My heart sank. I missed being at work. I missed my co-workers. I went to my office to give the news, and within 5 minutes of being there, an email was sent that I was no longer an employee. My job was terminated.
To add salt to the wound, I haven't had an income since the beginning of January. I have had to borrow for bills, rent, groceries, basically for everyday living.
February is here, and am feeling the pressure because I know I can't cover my share of bills and expenses. I have filed for unemployment, however they said it can take a few weeks for processing.
So, here I am with a humble and humiliated heart asking for help. This is the hardest part for me to do because I have tried to be an independent person. If there is anyway I can repay anyone by assistance in anyway, I will. I have no words to express how grateful I am for help that I have already received. I thank you for your time in reading this.
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