Tag Archives: COP Work

From Tammy

Words from Tammy, the best boss I’ve ever had… “I watched my friend come to work coughing and tired for much too long. Asking questions as to what trips to the doctor were yielding, I was disappointed but not surprised … Continue reading

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Recycling

Just over a year ago I stopped working.  After I tossed in the towel, I was granted “disability retirement” because of my Stage 4 NSCLC diagnosis.  And, no, no one should be envious of my “retirement” status. In my basement … Continue reading

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It happens again…

People are coming out of the woodwork to take care of me and my amazing, primary caretaker/husband SW.  I can’t believe it!  The fridge is full of quality food, transportation schedules are drafted, and vases are full of beautiful blooms.  … Continue reading

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First winter, unemployed

Winter is not my favorite season, I am much more a summer girl.  Traditionally, in winter I get the blah-blah-blah’s by mid-February.  Which worked out quite nice because that meant I could run away to someplace fun and sunny (and … Continue reading

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Support…we all need it!

I am fortunate.  NOT because I have lung cancer.  I am fortunate because I have an amazing support system. How this came to be, I’m not entirely sure.   I think it has something to do with me and the people … Continue reading

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April 2012 Scan Results

It’s been over a week since I stopped working at the COP. I’ve not done anything super remarkable since then. I already miss seeing my friends. I don’t miss the bench on the 2nd floor that I took naps on. … Continue reading

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10…9…8…7…

…and back to 9!  That’s how many day’s I’m planning to work.  After that it’s early retirement for this kid!  It’s not official-official but it is close enough that I’m willing to post it here for all to read. If … Continue reading

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Work with a Capitol W

How do sick people in this country actually afford to stay home to take care of themselves?  I really don’t know.  I’ve been doing the responsible person thing by having a full time job at the City since I was … Continue reading

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More Working at Work

Tomorrow I start working full time.  I’m very nervous about it. I’d really like to work part time but the truth is we just can’t afford it.  It stinks but really how many families can afford to have one person … Continue reading

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Another Week Passes

Today is a good day. A few days ago I decided that I am going to be happy despite the gloomy situation I find myself in. I know I’m not going to be happy all the time and I can … Continue reading

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