Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bringing it to a close....

I believe the time has come to officially end posting on this particular blog. I'm not living abroad and I don't update as much as I did when I was living across the pond. Fear not though this is not the end of my blogging. I am starting a new blog on life as a video editor. I haven't decided on a name as of yet but its coming soon.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Lost Returns

Wow so it's been how long since I posted anything on here??? Ok let's make a long story very short and a promise to write properly soon. Let's see.... The tele performance job didn't pan out the company closed. Good news though Sundance Inc. hired me yay!!! Sudheer came and spent thanksgiving and met the whole family, Sudheer came again in March, that was awesome. In October Sundance ran out of money and let me go, that sucked. However, I got to go and spend Christmas in England with Sudheer and that was amazing. So that's life in a nut shell. Ta!!!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Employment Found

So its not the amazing career I was looking for, but I think it is an opportunity I should not pass up. I have been hired by Teleperformance (contracted by Sprint) as a customer service representative. It pays 9.50 per hour for training and after training pay increases to 10.50, after 90 days I can progress if opportunities arise.
I thought about holding out for the Sundance Inc position I was waiting to hear back on or the Bank of England post I recently applied for. However I'm skint and can't really wait around for something better. So I will take what I can get. I am looking on the positive side though, it pays above minimum wage and the hours are stable. I have to work weekends which I'm not over joyed about but beggars can't be choosers. I will continue to search for a job that makes me happy but in the mean time I'll take this job and the cheque that comes with it. To be honest I can think of far worse jobs take for instance burger maker at McDonalds (no offence to those that have this job). I have a bloody masters degree I want something that is worthy of this.
I will be the best CSR I can be for Teleperformance and see what the future holds.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Time Marches On...

And so the job search continues, I've had a few interviews with a credit union which is excellent news. I'm really hoping I get the position as it would be a great career. I've been through 3 interviews and was told on the last interview that they were expecting to hire in the next couple of weeks so expect a phone call to either let me know I'm onto the next step or that I don't fit their criteria. The interviewer seemed quite positive about my performance though and said I would be a good match for the company. I really hope that it proves true and that I am offered the position. Only time will tell.
I've moved back to Pocatello with my flatmate. Things are going well, I am trying to get myself into a routine. I spend my mornings cleaning usually then I go to McDonalds around nine and do job hunting till around two then I head back to the flat and find more things to clean and organize. I'm trying to get the flat as de-cluttered as I possibly can. Its not prefect yet but considering the limited amount of space I am doing the best that I can. Somethings are still stored under the kitchen table which drives me nuts but there is honestly no other place to put it. It doesn't help that the place only had 2 cupboards one for dishes the other for food, so I don't have a lot to work with.
So anyway thats pretty much my life at this point, looking for work, cleaning the flat and whatever else I can find to do.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

It's a New Year

Wow 2012 already oh how the time flies. Well life is getting back to normal, or as normal as it can be here. I'm essentially seizure free. And I found out I was severely potassium deficient, which I guess no one ever checked. It wasn't until I was at the emergency room one day and an er doctor decided to run an additional test. He put me on some tablets for a few weeks and that seemed to up it and the seizures and dizzy spells radically decreased.
Then when I had my gall bladder removed a couple of weeks ago, the doctors noticed again that it had dropped severely. So I got three bags of potassium through my iv the night before surgery, otherwise they wouldn't have been able to do the surgery.
I'm making a slow recovery. The first week went great, I spent one day resting and after that I up and out of the house everyday. Walking around stores, etc. Second week I got a really sharp pain in my right side just under the rib cage and 2 of my incisions popped open and started bleeding like crazy.
I'm spending most days job hunting, not getting anything, but not giving up either. I skype nearly everyday with my sweetie which is great. It really brightens up my day to see him and talk to him. I think even though we're an ocean apart, we've never been closer.
So yeah, that sums it up.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

So who's right? The Brits or the Yanks?

So I've been to a couple of doctors, had a few A&E visits and they have all said nothing like what the British doctors have said. So who do I believe?
Okay so here is the thing that confuses me.......
The British doctors have run the tests looked at the results I was nearing the end of all this medical nonsense and well on my way to getting back to a normal life.
The American doctors haven't looked at any of the test results, haven't read any of my medical charts from Britain which I brought with me by the way and gave to them. They don't want to run tests which in a way I'm grateful for because these tests don't come cheap. But there reasoning for not performing the tests is my lack of insurance (in other words they are worried I won't give them their thousands of £s that they want to do and read the tests). I mean I paid £156 for a test I haven't even had yet and that was for the reading of the test. I'm not having it done by the way and I need to get my money back.
It all boils down to this: British doctors say its positively physical and I need meds to keep things under control. American doctors, well they ask me why I'm having seizures and headaches etc. and say I can just get on with life and wean myself off the meds. So who do I believe?
Its not that I want to be sick trust me I have hated this from day 1. It draws attention to me which I don't like, I limits my ability to get a job. It came between my and my soulmate. So...... what do I do?
For me I guess its believe the American doctors. There method is far far cheaper. Just go back to a normal life and get off the meds. So I've applied for a couple of jobs and next up is convincing my mum to let me drive. The last doctor said there was no reason why I couldn't have a completely normal life and work and drive, etc.
So bring it on. Back to normal here I come.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Needles, Needles, and more Needles!!!!

Well went to the acupuncturist today to see if he could do anything about this whole seizure situation. Wasn't to bad, had to fill out a form and mark all the symptoms I was having which seemed to be most of them lol. Then he took me back to one of the acupuncture rooms and we talked a bit about when they started, if I had any warnings, etc. Then he checked my right wrist to feel for a chi pulse, and said I didn't have one so I was definitely out of kilter.
Then it was needle time, wasn't bad though, only had one that hurt a little. I think I had about 10 in my legs and then 2 in the back of my neck. Laid there on the bed for about 30 or 40 minutes then he came back in and checked the pulse again, said it was a bit stronger and took the needles out. The ones in my legs were for the chi and the ones in my head were for the seizures. He said next time he will be more aggressive as far as the treatment goes but this time he needed to boost the chi so my body can handle next weeks round.
I also see a neurologist in mid august and we'll see what he says.
All I can say for now is I miss socialized medicine, this private practice stuff is for the rich, not the poor like me.
Take me back England, I promise I'll behave :)