January 14, 2019

Today was an emotional day for me. Day 24 of the government shutdown. I don’t know when I will get my next paycheck. I’m one of the 800,000 federal employees that are dealing with this stress. This isn’t political post and I don’t care to engage in any discussions.

Today I opened my email and saw my blood work they took prior to chemo last Friday was ready to be viewed. The full blood work is always in by Monday so nothing new there. However, my tumor marker was run this time and it had increased since it was last drawn on November 30. I have a lot of emotions in my head right now. I am not interested in discussing any at this time.

By sharing this day with you I don’t ask for much. I ask only that you think before you say federal employees deserve this, know this is my personal battle, there are 799,999 other employees that have their own personal battles. So be kind to others and use your words wisely for you never know the battles others are truly facing.