It has been a month and half since I posted my joy of attempting to go to work, well today I’m heart broken to share that this will not be happening.
I honestly don’t remember if I posted the results of my evaluation but to say the least it wasn’t favourable. Okay that’s probably a little over reactionary, they were concerned that my fatigue was going to be too much. I did my pre-trip and driving very well none of that is the issue, the issue is that while preforming the pre-trip my legs wouldn’t work to stand up twice. My muscled we so fatigued due to how much walking, bending, and climbing was doing. I was going on the knowledge that on any normal day I wouldn’t be working this hard, but when I really started thinking about it honestly I do understand that what is a normal day in the trucking world? Normal in the trucking industry is as rare as finding a so called “normal person” on this big ball we live on.
Here was my reply to their concern letter which I will not post due to it being on their paper with phone numbers and all.
I have read your concerns; I’m saddened to read you do not believe my abilities are enough. I see a doctor who is filling in for my doctor May 30 @ 10:30 to get a referral have the up to 75 pound assessed.
I do know that running south is for certain my best option as the US is handicap friendly where Canada is severely lacking. Nearly all US truck stops have handicap parking to ease up on fatigue issues.
When I’m running south I’m in one truck unlike when I was regional I went through 10+ in a six-month period due to continued breakdowns (no fault to me.)
I will be pulling up by my truck loading in my suitcase parking my car and starting my pre trip, I won’t be parking 250 meters away and walking that distance twice. I also had walked into the office twice adding another 100 meters. I understand this is nit picking, I just know I’m 100% better now than before. I was truly a quadriplegic on my deathbed within 3 months of getting out of the truck on January 29, 2011.
My abilities to safely preform my job as a long haul driver running south I believe completely viable. I will use my ladder to safely get in and of the trailer plus to top up fluids. In my opinion using a ladder is safer than climbing tires and the like.
These are my thoughts; I do hear your concern though. I can only hope you hear mine.
I thank you for reading this.
Since I wrote this letter to them I have been sick and back in my wheelchair again. I was just saying to a dear friend this morning about how many times God has to hit me with a big freaking stick to get me to see that I don’t get be in my truck yet. So this morning I sent the following link to my people.
Love and hugs Fiona