It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two weeks since my surgery and while the beginning stages of my recovery were going slowly, I am finally starting to feel better. I still have some pain when I walk and I notice first thing in the morning I have a lot of pain. As the day progresses, however, it seems to ease up. This is my last week I will be off work and I’m nervous about going back on Sunday. I’m afraid my first shift back will be a six-hour shift and that normally is too much for me. With it being my first day back to work, I’m afraid I will have a lot of problems. I have told my boss several times that I can’t work anymore than 4 hour shifts but he keeps scheduling me for six-hour shifts on the weekends. I go to my family doctor tomorrow for a check-up so I’m going to have her write me a doctor’s note saying I am limited to four hours. They will have to listen then.
My sleeping is still an issue and I am averaging maybe 3 – 4 hours a night. I am very sleep deprived and I can’t concentrate very well. This is something else I have to discuss with the doctor tomorrow also.