What a difference a week makes. Getting back to work, establishing my new routine, and adapting to this new life of watching the sun rise and set from the sofa makes the time pass like a normal day.
- Cast removal coming!
- Going back to work – What a relief to get back to work. I am so lucky that I can work from home.
- More energy – The first week I was totally exhausted; this week was much better.
- Time returning to normal speed
- I’m learning how to focus and be productive – Although I’m comfortable working alone and at home, to do so lying down on pain meds is new. I’m adapting much more quickly than I thought I would. With so little to focus on, work commands all of my attention.
- More respect for my dad – In the years before he passed away, he went through many difficult surgeries and hospital visits, keeping a sense of humor along the way. Towards the end, even more so. In a sense, this injury is a gift for me to understand and appreciate him more.
- More pain – As the sensations return, so does the pain, and other sensations. The top of my foot has a weird clicking sensation when I move it. And my back, hips, and rest of my body are starting to hurt. Truly the body is not meant to be lying down and unmoving for any length of time.