Well I had a meeting at my work this week and the conclusion is fantastic! I will be starting to work a couple days per week. We'll see how it goes. I'm very excited!
For those of you that don't know what I do, I'm a Civil Engineer. I went to the University of Waterloo and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineer. I was hired right away for a design position in a Transportation Engineering Firm in Kitchener. I felt that my career had really taken off and I was given responsibilities to help me grow as an Engineer-In-Training. I worked for barely over one year when I was diagnosed with heart disease and I haven't worked since then, May 2008.
My workplace has been incredibly supportive and understanding through my entire journey. I have kept in touch with many of my associates and am proud to say that they are definitely good friends.
I am concerned that I will get back to work, get back in the flow and get the call for my heart. Unfortunately, it's just something I have to deal with. It will be a huge benefit for me mentally and emotionally to be able to contribute. I've worked really hard to get where I am and it's frustrating to sit at home and wait for life to begin again.
I can't wait to get back in the saddle, even for just minor responsibilities. Wish me luck!