Well today I went to my orientation for my new job. It was from 9:30am to 5:30pm. I am not going to lie, it was pretty darn boring. Most likely because I have heard it for 23 years. The parts that interested me were the ones that taught me how to clock in and out, what my job description involved and when I got paid.
I had a terrible time keeping my eyes open, but I did it! I almost turned and walked out the front door as we had to stand and do things and I struggled to stand straight. My legs were wobbling and I felt like a tipsy drunk. I was so thankful for every time I got to sit back down. I stayed through it all, but I am concerned.
I sure wish I could find a sit-down job. It would make working so much nicer for me, but so far, I have heard of nothing like that here. Say a prayer for me, some door opens up at my job, or a job made for me shows itself to me.
This afternoon was even worse for me. We practiced with a mannequin, adult male. We had to use a hoyer lift and then we had to transfer him to a chair. Carried him back to the bed, then transferred him without the hoyer and using a gait belt to the chair and then the commode. Every time I had to pick him up, I thought I was going to fall over.
This Parkinson’s seems to affect my legs so terrible. They quiver inside, they shake like I am scared to death; then all of this makes me feel like I am going to fall down. I have fallen a few times down here and I just don’t want to do that at work.
I raced against the clock on getting home. It gets dark a little after 6 and it takes 45 minutes to drive from my house to the office. With it being 5:30pm, traffic was hell. Everyone on that side of town must have been leaving work. It was bumper to bumper all the way to my main road. I have to do this one more time tomorrow, but only one time, thank goodness.
I have to go there for meetings but they won’t be close to dark. It is a pretty big town in my eyes. They have a big college, a really nice-size mall. It is the home of the National Corvette Museum also. Plenty of things to do, places to see, and loads of places to eat.
I arrived home just as my daylight was turning to dusk. I should have made a crock pot meal this morning, but I didn’t; so I had a fried zucchini, a sliced tomato, bacon, and eggs for supper.
I just had to turn the computer on and check out my emails, play my game and answer replies on WordPress. Next I am going to go take a shower and watch TV. Tomorrow, same thing all over.