After twelve days of medical leave and holidays, I’m headed back to work this week. I’ve been able to keyboard some and the nagging pain is subsiding (of course the shoulder doc says that may change once we start therapy this week!).
I’d hoped to get some of the no brainer stuff caught up over my time off … at least do some reading. I discovered once more how much one part of the body can effect the others. Along with not being able to move my arm, I was uncomfortable in just about any position after just a few minutes; and I found myself falling asleep after reading as little as 10 minutes … that may have been from pain meds … or lack of long, deep times of sleep.
I’m sure I’ll find a couple of things to be true as I return:
- I’ll be pleased with how much our team does without me.
- I’ll probably expect to get far more done than I will.
- I’ll push it too hard right off.
- I’ll enjoy being back with my friends.
I’m hoping to keep in mind how much pain others go through every day with injuries greater than mine … inside and out … especially those for whom the pain is chronic and not that of recovery. Lord help me!