To Preempt or Not To Preempt
So, this week I was wondering what personality type you are, and what would you do if you found yourself in my position.
Now first of all let me say my position isn’t dire, nor is it a life and death, rather its more a damned if you do, damned if you don’t position, and now I’ll explain this long intro.
Some of you might be aware that I have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, which will lead to blindness in the long run. At the moment the specialist is trying to determine whether this has been caused by bad control of my diabetes, in which case good control will reverse the symptons, or if its just because I’ve had diabetes for 40 years. In which case there is nothing they can do about it.
In May I’m due to go back so they can see if my eyes are continuing to deterioate, and if they are there’s a chance I will lose my driver’s licence.
Now we’ve explained this let me tell you my quandry. I am 52 years old, I can’t afford to retire, and I will not be able to reach my job if I don’t have a licence. There is no public transport to the location, so hubby is telling me I need to find a job closer to home.
I agree with this, but I like my job, I’m paid well for what I do, and I have the best boss ever. I have been applying for jobs closer to home, but they pay less, and theres a good chance I won’t have the flexibility or the understanding of my current boss, but I suspect that since I’m growing older I’m going to have problems obtaining another position.
So, do I preempt the medical problems and find something nearer to home now, or do I wait?
Have you been in a similar situation? How do you weigh up your options? Do you have any advice for me?
Love to hear your thoughts.