Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The job hunt

Well I'm still on the hunt for a full time job. Its a hard market out there, besides alot of jobs being offered are barely minimum wage. Something I cant do if I'm driving back and forth from Barrie. I have been to a few job fairs and the amount of people that show up is unreal, there is so many people looking for work.
Its very discouraging. All I want to do is find a decent paying job so can get back on my feet, then we can get a bigger place to live. I realized how much this hit me today when I visited my storage unit where all my stuff is.
I am sure hoping things change soon so this stress can be lifted.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2 year assesment

Hey there folks! Feb 25th and 27th was my 2 year assessment. Where does the time go? It seems only weeks ago that I was just being released from the hospital. I still recall waking up to the nurse saying those wonderful words "Morning Sean, you have new lungs"
Everything went well,  my pft's are still 95% so not complaining there,they seem a little something in my right lung right near the bottom in the cat scan. Said it might be start of an infection or fungi growth. They said it may be nothing to worry about and also assured me it in no way looks like that dreaded word "REJECTION" They said they were gonna take a sample of it in the bronch on the 27th.
It was a little sad that I didn't get to run into any old transplant friends. My one close transplant friend that I use to always be with seeing as our transplants were a week apart sadly lost her fight last March,
I am thankful every day of my donor and wonder what kind of person they were and what their hobbies were. I believe they must of been very active to give the gift of such wonderful healthy lungs.
My other friend is coming around well in recovering from her second dble lung transplant after going thru rejection from her first transplant. She is already on the transplant floor and out of step down.
I still think of all my other friends who are still waiting for their second chance of life. Some have been waiting for a long time which sadly shouldn't have to be. There just needs to be more organ donors. So people please register online to be an organ donor. A signed card like they had years ago is no longer valid. It takes only 2 minutes to register online at www.beadonor.ca Help save some ones life so they can have longer with their loved ones like I have gotten.

Friday, January 25, 2013

An update on life and such

Well hello people. Its been awhile since I last updated. Heath wise I'm doing pretty good now. I did catch that nasty cold/flu that is going around. Got it just before Christmas and finally kicked it mid January. Gotta love compromised immune systems lol. So my Christmas and New Years was pretty quiet. We went to Nicoles parents for dinner on the 25th and then to my moms on the 27th. Then there was a big family dinner and my brothers partners moms in Hanover we went too. So other then all the food there wasn't much. Nicoles kids had a good Christmas and enjoyed everything they got. I felt a little depressed cause I couldn't do much. Boss laid a few of us off the first week of December, not good just before Christmas.
Money has been pretty tight, I didn't get my first EI cheque till mid Jan that made it tough. We were looking at moving to a bigger place but that's been put on the back burner for now. I have been handing out resumes and haven't gotten one call for an interview yet. It does feel a little discouraging. My boss said he would probably call me back sometime in March but I really don't wanna go back. I worked a couple days after being laid off and I don't like the atmosphere there anymore. Feels like your walking on egg shells and no one talks or seems to get along anymore, so I think its time to move on. I'm a little tired of the service advisor position so would like to find work in a different field. Something where I can either work in a clean environment or with my hands.
I drove by my old house the other day cause a friend had messaged me on fb asking what was with the trailers of garbage and tarps all over the rood. So when I went by I noticed they have tarps all nailed down over the main roof. I guess the rood must of started leaking pretty good and wrecked stuff upstairs. That brought a little relief to me. I do miss the place and having a big piece of property and a garage. But in the end I would of never been able to repair that mess. So things happen for a reason.

So that is about it for now.