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April 21st, 2022 at 03:42 pm

I haven't made a post in almost a year.  (In my last post, I had just booked a cruise.  Now it is almost time to embark.) For most of that time, I had nothing much to report.  Things were just chugging along as planned.  Go to work, get paid, save as much of it as possible.  As exciting as watching paint dry.  Smile

More recently, I have had a health issue to deal with.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  The good news is that it was detected very early and my prognosis is excellent.  I have had surgery (lumpectomy and sentinal lymph node removal) and expect to begin radiation at the end of May.  It appears I will not need chemo, but no one can say for certain until the test results on my lymph node are in.  For the next few months, I will be off work and focusing on recovery.

Recently at work, budget was approved for a new position in a different department which is a good fit for me.  The department head approached me and asked if I was interested.  It turns out that I am.  For her to offer me the job, I must be on the eligibility list.  Towards that end, I have submitted an application, been deemed by HR to possess the minimum qualifications, and have taken a written test.  If I have a passing score, I will be placed on the eligibility list.   If I get this job, it will be a nice bump in pay for me.  Currently, I am topped out and earn $57,900 per year.  This position tops out at approximately 70k.  It would take me 2 years to reach that, but still it would be so good for my bottom line. 

8 Responses to “Hello Saving Advice”

  1. Carol B. Says:

    Best of luck to you health wise number one, but also job promotion number two!

  2. james.hendrickson Says:


    Your net worth is really good. Having over $450,000 in assets is not too shabby at all.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry you are sick with cancer. I hope radiation goes as well as it can for you. It will take a lot of your strength, but you will come through it.

  4. Wink Says:

    Wishing you the best Petunia!

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. FocusedinmyForties Says:

    Oh Petunia, so sorry to hear of the diagnosis but thrilled to hear that it was caught early and surgery was a success! Will be pulling for you.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Wishing you the best in your recovery! My SIL had a similar diagnosis about a year ago. She is now done with radiation and everything is looking good for her. I hope that you will have an outcome just as good.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Petunia, sorry about the cancer diagnosis, but glad it was caught early and you are treating it aggressively. Hope your outcome is positive.

    Hope the cruise is wonderful! And wouldn't it be great to come back to that promotion!

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