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    dianer01 posted:
    Hi everyone,

    I have not abandon you, but life has just hit full speed after a year of rough roads.

    This time last summer I lost my job, it was a struggle but we saw it coming and were pretty well prepared. What I wasn't prepared for was the fact I am uninsurable due to my history of back issues and diabetes and I could not afford COBRA for us. Fortunately no major problems... I found a new job in November and in December was offered a much better job by another company. I took the new job and did not start until the end of January finally becoming fully insured March 1 of this year. Yea!!!

    So I am working full time and some Saturdays, the work is good, pay is good and benefits are good. In fact it pays better than the previous employer. Oh, and things were not going good enough, I have enrolled in school again and am now in grad school. Classes start tomorrow.

    I don't want to leave anyone hanging, I have taken 10x more from this board than I have been able to give but will participate when I can.

    I wish everyone low pain days, sympathetic support systems and good meds.

    davedsel57 responded:
    Hi, Di.

    Yes, life happens. Sounds like a lot of good things are going on in your life and that is great.

    Good luck with grad school. I commend you for getting more education and an advanced degree. That will undoubtedly help your career as well.

    Take care and I hope you still can occasionally check in with us here in the Back Pain community and in the Diabetes community.
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.


    mellycooper responded:
    Di, what is COBRA? I've never heard of that.
    Trying to figure things out!
    davedsel57 replied to mellycooper's response:
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.


    bj1208 responded:
    hi DI - just wanted to say HI and that I've been thinking bout ya -

    just hope you don't have too much on your plate but am glad that you are hanging in there and everything is going good.

    you have always giving us your 110% on responses to new members etc, and even though you may think it's small, it's actually big - nothing is too small to contribute!!

    take care - Joy

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