Gooooooooooooooooooooooood Morning KELWONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Long time no post...
so much has changed in the past months ...
not really sure where to start..
heres a summary...new house, new job, facial paralysis, new car, food poisoning!
Oh well I have to start somewhere I guess...so lets start with what puts bread on the table...the new job.
The job has been great and I am really enjoying it.
I met some new friends there and also a band to jam with (we jam every weekend) so I am very happy about that !
The bad part is that the job has a very steep learning curve (it will be another 6 months before all the training and knowledge will make sense, so for a guy who need to know everything right a away, I am going to have be patient and take things one step at a time.
So to say that I am a little over whelmed with all the information is an understatement.
Way too many much info and way too many acronyms in the world of Systems Analysts today !
Thats where I get confused fast.
Aren't acronyms supposed to help as oppose to confuse ?
There are so many acronyms today that I find it ironic that in the computer age of copy and paste people still use acronyms ...
Don't get me wrong, I use them all the time too but theres just so many of them around now that its hard to know what they stand for.
Don't believe me...
lets play a game to test your acronym abilities:
Interior Health authority
Medical Health Officer
OE - ?
CC - ?
PHN - ?
Public Health Nurse
Another major thing that I am having a hard time is learning all the terminology doctors use ...and since I am new to the Health sector, its been hard....How hard you ask?
Well, I spend 2-3 hours a day (of my own time trying to read up on stuff from work!)
So the job led to the financial security to put a down payment on a new condo. Its a one bedroom + den, in a good part of town so I am very excited to finally decide to buy as oppose to rent. For pics go here. Itll be completed in Sept 2007 though :(
As soon as I realized that bus system in Kelowna sucked so I bought a 2001 Honda Accord. I got a great price thanks to my dad's connections in Vancouver... and other than the fact that it takes $55 to fill up, I love it!
Now you must be saying..wow... things are going great for Amin in KElowna!
Maybe things are good but whats the most important thing in life?
One forgets so easily what that is as we get caught up in all the materialistic things in life!
YES there are more important things than a roof over your head, food on the table...
and that is your HEALTH!
I was very ignorant to this fact untill i got BELL's PALSY
yup.. for those who don't know thats what makes Jean Chretien talk the way he does and Sylvester Stallone too.
I had no idea what it was but when the right side of my face was literally frozen (the nerves just stopped functioning )...I knew something was wrong!
It was very scary and I thought it was going to be permanment at first but after a doctor's visit and lots of medication(expensive ones at that too) ...
I was cured. No real reason for getting it but some say genetics,
others say cold weather
but I know it was STRESS!
New job + New town + New life = stress!
so I learnt that hard way to make sure my health is #1 and then come all the other stuff we all get so focused on!
But thats not it on the health probelsm I had!
A week into the bells palsy I got food poisoning
I am not kidding!
I oredered indain food from a place I heard good things about and it lead to spending the night in the hospital! I am much better now and apart from all the steroids I been taking
(yup thats how they treat bells palsy)...
things are back top normal (my face and food posinning are gone !)
so make for anyone who is stressed or think's money is more important than anything...I hope my lessons show you differently...
So please make health your #1 priority or you might get a rude awkinging as I did!
Till next time,