Monday, October 27, 2008


As most of you know, I am very accident prone.  Last Thursday, I was putting a halter on one of the foals (he is at least 400 pounds, and taller than me), and he pulled his head away really fast.  I felt something go in my arm, and it has been sore ever since.  I kept working as I did not think that it was a big deal, and I am kind of scared of my boss.  (She can be your best friend one minute, then your worst nightmare the next).  Anyways, I have been taking Traumeel, and it seems to be working as my arm mostly feels better.  It was really bothering me this morning, so I went to get tylenol from my car.  After I got it, I went to shut the car door, and somehow whacked myself in the head.  I now have a lump on my head, along with the sore arm.  At least I have a short week this week.  I worked all day Monday, then I have my short day Tuesday, then I work Wednesday, then I am off Thursday to go to Guelph (Campus Author Recognition reception), then I work Friday and Saturday.  Hopefully I feel better for next week.  I am still looking for a job that is closer to home if anyone knows of anything.  Thats all for now.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

This Week

Well, this has been an interesting week.  My breathing (asthma) has gotten worse since I have started working on a Thoroughbred farm.  I believe that it is because there are 5 barns (there will be one more when the track closes).  So, since there are more stalls, there is more dust (which I am allergic to).  Also, the way they dump the shavings does not help.  There is a bucket on one of the tractors, they fill it with shavings and dump it in the aisle, then we shovel the shavings into the stalls.  So as you can imagine there is a lot of dust.  Also, I am working with everything that I am allergic to.  (Horses, dust, mold, hay...)  Anyways, this is going somewhere.  I was given a new puffer, so I was on two puffs of my normal puffer, and one puff of the new puffer in the morning, one puff of the new puffer at night, and my ventolin when I need it.  On Sunday, I started feeling sick (dizzy, nauseous, hot, headachy)  I thought it was just because the church was really hot, and it passed after a little while.  Then, on Monday, and Tuesday I still felt sick.  I thought that was a reaction to the new puffer, but it appears not.  I called in sick on Wednesday, and went to the doctor.  (Not my normal doctor)  She told me that the nausea and the hard breathing was asthma problems, and she could not explain the dizziness, so today I had to go and get blood tests.  I have been having these same sort of episodes for a few years, usually a year apart, and it can last for a day, or for a week or more.  I hope the blood tests show something.  I am looking for a new job as this one (with my allergies, and the dust there) is bad for my health and it is a long drive.  I can apply at Wal-Mart (which is close (would save on gas))  or Amforlord ranch, which has just got new owners.  I called both places, and I have to go on Sunday to see the farm, and I can drop off an application at Wal-Mart at any time.  Please pray so I know what to do, and that I recover my health.