I missed a lot of blogging time last winter. My work got crazy and I just had no time. Unfortunately, what started as a dream job turned into a nightmare culminating in 12 hour work days. A few actually stretched out longer than that. Try as I might (and I tried hard), I could not get my work-load adjusted. The result was that long days at a desk led to a repetitive stress injury -- in both my left and right arms. I developed ulnar neuropathy along with some carpal tunnel thrown in. The nerve irritation triggered problems in my neck, shoulder and upper back. Early in December, I had to stop working for three weeks so that the nerves could calm down. I worked part time until mid January, and am now back to full-time.
The short of it is that I am now in litigation -- which is never a fun place to be. Between dealing with lots of bills, I have to deal with legal forms and papers. The result is my dining room table is a mess. My employer has refused to step in and demand the company pay. On the other hand, my supervisor (not the same one I worked for in the fall that was responsible for my workload), has been as sympathetic and is as pissed as I am. I have a good attorney and a bunch of doctors supporting my claim. It just galls me that I have to go through this. What I hate as much as the stress of the situation, is the mess it's making in my house.
When I had surgeries last year, my table was a mess of bills as well. I'm thinking I have to do something to keep away from doctors an attorneys if I ever want to have a clear dining room table I can eat on! As for my legal woes, I expect to win my case and rattle some cages at the corporate level once it's over.