I returned to work this week.
Monday was pretty difficult. I actually felt pretty desperate. My supervisor took me walking around to some of my new units. It wasn’t any more than I had been doing, but..I just struggled for the rest of the day. By the time I got to the gym my foot was bothering me…but I walked away like a dummy.
Tuesday my supervisor was in a foul mood, so…that made my day particularly difficult. She may not really be the perfect fit for supervisory material, but she is what I have. Luckily I got given my ICU by another team member who has had that extra ICU for months now. She was glad to be rid of it, and I was THRILLED to have an ICU back. Unfortunately my foot was giving me fits. I did not feel great. I actually had to lay flat on the floor for quite some time to try to get the neurological symptoms under control. I walked on the treadmill and felt just lousy.
It helps to go to the gym, because I see all my friends…..but it also hurts because I also see people who are NOT my friends, and it’s kind of the beginning of Triathlon training season, so suddenly the gym really is full of people starting to suffer….while I trudge on the mill.
After that walk I had a conversation with a friend, and of course the topic was my back. Most people assume I had some sort of back pain…I guess people don’t really understand much about discs, nerves, muscles…Suddenly I realized that all of this walking wasn’t going to heal me. The nerve needs calm. So I resolved to just not go to the gym on Wednesday.
As these things work, I awoke on Wednesday feeling much much improved. The altered sensation had centralized a bit more, so it involved less of my foot. Work went fine – I was getting used to being back. In fact, I felt so good by the end of the day that I got home, put on my gym stuff and enjoyed a nice boring treadmill walk.
I have not had too much improvement since Wednesday, but..I also haven’t had a lot of worsening.
So…Good to be back at work.
Appears my Mortgage is approved. Whee!!!! Now the stress of handling that move!