swelling= no work.

So today was my doctor's appointment.  The doctor's appointment I was hoping was going to save me and my job.  Unfortunately, because I've been on bed rest for the last week and 2 weeks ago, I haven't been able to work.  I was hoping today would let me get a cast and I would be able to be back on my feet.  That's most definitely not the case this week.  I went to the doctor with my supervisor and assistant in hopes I could get my cast and get back to work.  The doctor checked out my foot and although I had no pain, I had some tingly numb feelings in my toes and my foot was a bit tight (at least to me...).  He told me I couldn't get a cast and would be in a splint AGAIN.  So, we moved to the room to get my splint but unfortunately it was very crowded.  so we moved back.  within these less than 5 minutes of moving my foot got really swollen.  The doctor believes I swell easily and that although I can work, I can only work if I keep my leg elevated and then there is the case of the swelling when moving.  Unfortunately, because my job requires a lot of movement, this means that I'll be out of work another week.  This also puts my work in a sticky situation.  I was told earlier this week that I would possibly be have to let go because of this horrible situation.  It's not my job's fault that they have to think about their business.  It's upsetting, of course (I've cried many tears and still cry), but there is nothing I can really do about it.  Today, it was confirmed they would be replacing me.  So, soon (while on bed rest), I have to begin packing up my life in this little apartment and find out what to do.

I've begun looking at recruiters in hopes that when I'm better I can start my new job A.S.A.P.  My current employers have been kind enough to let me keep my Visa and give me a letter of release which will allow me another position here in Korea.  I can't really afford to go back home so I'll be staying here. 

Please keep me in prayers and thoughts because this is a hard time for me.  I don't blame Korea or my job or myself.  I'm trying to stay as positive as possible in this kind of situation so I hope that you will bear with me and leave positive notes to help keep me going.

Thank you all for following my blog and I hope that soon I'll be up and running (well... walking...)

Thanx again,


Foreigner Joy said...

If you need any help let me know :)

Gabie's Aunt Carrie said...


We are your family and will do what needs to be done. If you would rather come home to heal and find a job in the US then that's what will be done. This is beyond your control, it's not like you decided you didn't want to work anymore or got fired.

I'll be calling in later on today and we will talk about things. I know you are upset right now and have every right to be I would be.