Hello one and all, sorry I haven't been around for a while. Still been reading posts but not really felt up to contributing much.
Yesterday I received the papers from my employer, advising they are terminating my contract of employment after 15 years. I have been off work over a year now.
I have mixed emotions about this, relief that I won't have to try and justify myself to my employers all the time and prove I am not 'swinging the lead' (I still don't have a firm diagnosis, despite all the symptoms and a strong family tendency to RA).
But disappointment and great sadness that I no longer have the camaraderie and daily chit chat with my colleagues.
Financially, I'm going to be in a 'bit of a pickle' to put it mildly, but as I've only been on 60% of my full wage for a few months now, I've already cut back on many things. The mortgage is the real killer but I guess that's the big worry for everyone these days. I rang the mortgage company for help and advice but, long story short, they won't do anything until I am actually in arrears, which is something I really don't want to do.
Anyway, health must come first and this month I am seeing an Ophthalmologist and a Neurologist as I've been experiencing visual disturbances and a lot of numbness/tingling throughout my body. Let's hope they're more use than my Rheumy who has the memory of a goldfish and the decision making skills of Mavis Riley. Remember her from Corrie back in the day? "Ooh I don't really know Rita!"
Anyway, hope everyone is having a pain free weekend