OK…I am a Nurse, and have been for over 22 years now. Today, after working at a local community health department since last October, I received a letter of termination of employment ! It is true that my Type 2 diabetes became more severe and problematic in December and I have had to miss work frequently due to regulation of blood sugars, labs, several physician appointments…you know the routine. So, why am I given the ax ? They all knew that I was needing the insurance, with even a colonoscopy scheduled this month…now, that must be cancelled til I land a new job with insurance ! (last year, I had my first colonoscopy and was found to have one precancerous tubular adenoma (polyp). Diabetes can and does soemtimes affect our duties and I know I am not the first. If anyone out there has any advice for me, as far as medications, costs, any help, etc…I have thought about applying for unemployment, but it isn't in my vocabulary just yet…plus we need the insurance since my husband is self-employed without any. (Oh, and, I haven't told my husband about this yet either…hate to break it to him…) This stinks !
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