Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scar picture

I have had a few people email me asking what the scar looks like from my ICD.  I am really doing bad at this blog lol. 

The doctor who did this surgery told me that he normally does a better job at closing the incision.  He also apologized for it being so wide and noticeable.  But I told him, its alright, no apology needed.  Every scar has a story, and I'm not ashamed of my scar.  I wear it proudly. 

Getting a job?

So it has been almost a year since I was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  I have had my ups and downs.  Making some lifestyle changes takes some getting used to.  Now that all three of my kids will officially be in school for most the day, I am considering getting a job.  I have not had a job since my oldest was born 8 years ago.  All I have done is childcare.  I used to be a preschool teacher.  I do not know if that is the field that I want to go back into or not.  I would like to but I would like to know that I can do more than just be around kids.  Now that I have a heart condition, I also have to take that into consideration when picking a job.  I'm gonna have to get a job that will let me take some breaks so I don't get exhausted quickly.  A job that will let me have light tasks so I don't overdo myself.  I also have to make the decision to tell the boss or not that I have this condition.  I could also go back to school.  Get a degree in something and get a job that way.  There is just so much to think about.