I was 18 when I started working at the plant. by the time I was 30 I realized that I had been robbed, doped and raped (figuratively).
I realized that I had been robbed, doped and raped (figuratively).
I was so strung out on the easy money that all I could do was dream of my dreams, which had been robbed from me. And to rub salt in the wound, my limbs were so over-used that they offered to ‘fix’ them with surgery so I could go on ‘hooking’ for them until I retired or worse, died.
When I was in my late 40’s I got a dose of reality, my body will never be the same and the pain it took just to get a up in the morning to get that ‘paycheck’ was working on my mind as well. I was growing more agitated with a deep sense that I don’t belong where family before me had worked. I felt there was something more for me. Plan b.
last quarter of the game
The time came when the last quarter of the game had me battered and weary physically. By this time I have had both wrists and my left shoulder operated on. My back had been strained, and tendinitis in my elbow. But now, my right shoulder was screaming pain. The ‘powers that be’ said the doctor really didn’t mean that you need another operation. “wait a minute…. did they go to med school?” So a battle ensued; for the next 5 years I suffered with what eventually turned out to be a complete rotator cuff rupture with a torn bicep tendon.
I was not put on the ‘injured list’. I was required to suck it up and suit-up. I tried with all my might to get a little sleep through the pain, but many times I would not get up on time. The ibuprofen I was treating myself with had started to cause internal problems. I also had the love of my life creeping into his winter age and everything that comes with it. Together we have a very bright, but withdrawn son who at 16 cannot see much of a future. That really hurts. He requires a role model and now.
Have I been so wrapped up in my stinking J O B to not see this?
What sheer drama this has been!
to be continued…
This is my favorite Super Bowl Video:
Stop the stinking madness!
Show up tonight and show ‘them’ you ain’t playing their GAME anymore!
Go on, DO IT!
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About Me: Kimberly Flores - Capturing the heart of the Adventure even if it is still in Dream Mode "Lets Make a Point To Leave This Place Better Than When We Came, One Life at a Time." Read more from this author