Thursday, November 1, 2012
To Whom It May Concern...
I make plans, yet can't get started on the doing of them. I have goals which seem more and more unrealistic every day since I can't do the work to get closer to them. I just want to rest.
I am not fulfilled at my job (it is boring and I spend a lot of time just sitting at my desk). I look for things to do, and have spent a bunch of time of projects for my former location (just to appear busy and to help them out some). I want (check that: I NEED) to get back there to where I was always pressed for time to complete something, not this lackadaisical atmosphere where nothing is important until it is important (in which case it is too late to really do anything about it).
I have heard nothing on my Lateral Transfer request since submitting it, and my "boss" who was supposed to be tracking progress has not followed up (I asked about it today and he said, "oh, yeah. I guess I should look into that."). There are currently no job announcements which seem desirable to me, so I will not be applying for anything.
I am tired of my treatment schedule and the endless miles of driving through deserted highways from the middle of nowhere to something that resembles a small city. If I could get back to my former position, I would cut the drive to one fourth (even though I would be seeing a different doctor). I don't mind the idea of changing doctors, since maybe I could find one who is more supportive of alternative options instead of being resigned to make my final years "as comfortable as possible."
I know I am whining a bit today, but I haven't vented in a while so allow me this time.
I am excited to have my wife and children coming out to be with me for a while in November and through my final chemo poisoning. I look forward to spending time with them and renewing the relationships which should have been. I greatly desire my wife's presence since she is my peaceful place.
I "need" to find a way to get consistent with exercise. I greatly desire it in my life as a way to burn off steam and to ensure sleep. Building my endurance back to even where it once was will be a challenge, but I really need to get busy trying to do so.