Carol anne asks

What did you do for your Easter weekend?

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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  1. Saturday, I went back to mum’s place and stayed a few hours before going back to my hometown and lurking around town for an hour, before going home.

    Sunday was painting my bathroom ceiling.

    Today, I went out to buy some strawberry and banana milkshake and chicken nuggets. I had chips with some chicken nuggets for my lunch and been drinking my milkshake since then.
    From this afternoon to evening, I shall be watching some DVD’s. πŸ™‚

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  2. Due to our two faction broken home, we had to go to my dad’s, then my mom’s, and so I called it Feasterday, cos we were being overfed. It was delicious and for once, my mental state didn’t make it seem like facing a firing squad. I felt happy,grateful, and then I needed xanax. LOL

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      1. That’s not as esy a question to answer as it seems!

        I do two different types of on call, but they’re both informal arrangements and I only get paid if I actually get called in – I don’t get paid just to be available. The type I did this weekend comes up every few weeks, where a surgeon who is on call for emergencies will ask in advance if I am going to be available to assist them if anything comes up. Saves them having to ring around at the last minute and I have a higher chance of getting some paid work during that time. The emergency after hours work doesn’t necessarily pay all that well, but once I’m a familiar face to that surgeon I’ll be more likely to get asked to assist with higher-paying, scheduled work in the future so it’s worth putting up with.

        I am also sort of “on call” all the time in a way, in that a lot of my work comes from surgeons or their secretaries calling, txting or emailing to ask if I am available, with varying degrees of notice – it can be anything from “can you come right now, my regular assistant hasn’t turned up” to booking something a few weeks in advance. I am free to say no, but if I do then I’ll tend to be lower on the list of people they try next time. It’s a trade-off really – if I want to get the extra work I have to make sure that I am easy to contact and that I say yes a reasonable percentage of the times they call me. If I choose to have my phone switched off or to drink alcohol or to do an activity more than an hour’s drive from the hospitals I work at, I have to accept that it may lose me a chance to earn money. It was better in the past because a larger proportion of my work was regular and scheduled well in advance whereas now I don’t have much of that so I can’t afford to be too choosy. It really only works because at the moment I live alone and don’t have a parner or much of a social life. It would be extremely disruptive otherwise.

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