March 24, 2017
Although it hasn’t affected my ability to answer calls any, the pain in my right heel hasn’t gone away. Could it be high uric acid again? Regardless of the cause, my walk has pretty much turned into a limp. A visit to the doctor sounds really good right now…
That said its close to the weekend, so I could use that to rest and recover a little. I hope.
March 23, 2017
My right heel’s been stiff and aching since yesterday, and despite sleeping it off it doesn’t seem to be getying better. I had to take a painkiller to be even able to put some weight on it, but even then the best thay I could do is walk with a very obvious limp. It gets annoying really quick, let me tell you.
It’s not stopping me from going to work, mind you, but it’s going to be awkward moving around the work area this shift, for sure.
March 22, 2017
Despite my best efforts, I still wound up getting late for work by around thirty minutes. It was very confusing too, since as far as I reckoned I was actually an hour early to the office; it turned out that I was already late at that point. Let me tell you, the verbal dressing down I got was not pleasant.
That aside, the workday was surprisingly slow for a Monday shift. Normally the calls would be queueing to the rafters, but that time around we were actually experiencing avail times. Hmm, go figure.
Oh and one more thing. My right heel’s gone stiff and aching on me again. I’m not-quite limping as a result, which is all sorts of awkward, but it hasn’t stopped me from going to work today. Though I guess it’ll make going to and from the pantry a trial on its own…
And one last thing — it was payday yesterday, and while it was nice to have money in the bank again it was also sobering to find out that, after deducting the expected bills I needed to pay at the end of the month, I have barely 4000-odd pesos of savings to tide me through until the 6th. Definitely not pleasant…
March 15, 2017
I had to cancel this Friday’s doctor’s appointment. This was because, as I wasn’t able to reserve it as a PTO, it would have counted as an absence, which is the last thing the team needs right now. So I pretty much had to head to Makati Medical as soon as my shift was over, just to have my appointment cancelled, if not rescheduled.
And rescheduled it was, to May 9 in fact. That leaves me plenty of time to plan for it, at least as far as leave reservations go.
Now with that aside it’s back to worrying about the rest of the work week again, ahaha.
March 14, 2017
It’s the start of DST in North America, which means it’s another slight adjustment in schedule for us in the call center industry — an hour back to be exact. It sounds rough, doubly so in my case, as I have class on Mondays.
That said, as my instructor was absent, I was able to get home early, which meant that I was able to get a decent amount of sleep. Two extra hours make a whole lot of difference, let me tell you.
Anyway, it’s the start of a new week, so better start it on the right foot.
March 10, 2017
It was about the middle of yesterday’s shift when I suddenly felt the familiar tingle in my lower back. It was a muscle spasm again, and it would only be a matter of time before I was bowed over, by pain if not discomfort.
I told my supervisor as much, but it was close to my second break, so I just had to last long enough until then, as I would be able to down to the Mercury Drug branch at the ground floor of Market Market and buy some muscle relaxant. Which I did. I took a tablet almost immediately, and while the effects weren’t immediate, it did get me through the remaining hours of my shift.
As I feel these aches and pains, I really feel my age. It’s a little annoying.
March 8, 2017
So yes, I did spend just a bit over thirty thousand pesos worth of investments to get rid of my credit card bill. Not the best way to go about it, but the bill was gradually turning into this unstoppable monster, so it had to be done.
The bill was such an overbearing and crippling influence on my finances, that the sacrifice was merited, I think. It hurt, sure — it’s never easy letting that kind of money go in just one payment, doubly more because it took me a year and more of investing to get that much –but at least I don’t have to worry about just how much of my wages would have to go into paying it every month…
What now though? Well rebuilding my shattered savings is a good start. That and slowly re-investing in funds again. Yeah.