Last week seemed perfectly normal. I went about my daily routine and was excited for the weekend. Friday was payday, it was an extra check for the month so I had some shopping planned. Around 4 o’clock I asked my boss if she needed anything before I headed out to which she replied yes and asked for me to give her a moment. I went back to my desk and started closing things down on my computer and cleaning up. When I went back to her office moments later, she shut the door, and said these words, “This is one of the most difficult conversations I’ve ever had to have.”
I got laid off. My position had been eliminated along with several others in our location and more company wide. I later found out that not only did they do lay offs but they consolidated 2 floors into one and are renting out the other space. I had no clue things were that bad.
My insurance ended on Sunday. I have 2 MRI’s I’m supposed to get done, multiple doctor appointments, and my daughter’s 9 month check up all this month. My husbands insurance does not kick in until September 1. Unemployment doesn’t kick in for at least a few more weeks and I don’t qualify for any help with my medicines or anything.
My doctor seems very encouraged about my progress. I’m slowly getting off of steroids and dwindling down the amount of pain management I need. I can see him every 3 weeks now instead of every week. Now I just need to figure out this insurance mess.
I’m doing my best to stay positive and find my silver lining. I’m applying for about 10-15 jobs a day and continuing to see if I can qualify for some form of help. I am so thankful for my super supportive hubby.