Well, I went back to work yesterday for the first time. Before that I worked from the house. My hub and I own our business but sometimes being your own boss isn't that easy! Hub has really had to shoulder the burden these past weeks since we are very short staffed due to economy. Not only has he had to run the business (lawn, pest and termite company) but he's had to take care of me. And his brother just died so I was really in a hurry to get back to help him out and give him some much needed relief.
So yesterday I sat at the computer for about 2-1/2 hours before I had to go home. Then today, I tried to stay for 3-1/2 hours. I'm trying so hard to get everything caught up and organized for 2009 but I don't think I was ready for it. Don't want to complain to my hub because I can tell he has been so relieved to think about having some help in the office again!
Anyway, now my feet feel like I've been holding them up over a fire. Yum----roasted tootsies!!!! I just had to increase my pain meds and have been flat on my back for the past 3 hours hoping the throbbing in my legs and feet will subside. This isn't working out as well as I wanted.
Seems like just about the time that I feel like I'm beginning to get my life back a little bit, something like this comes along and bang, I'm right back where I started. And I hate this whole dependancy thing worse than anything!!!!!
Anyway, I'm not going to give up but I'm taking a pillow to sit on tomorrow and limiting myself to no more than 2 hours and taking the rest of the work home after 2 hours. There is really not a point to this except to share the experience and, yes I admit it, to vent. At least you guys understand how helpless recovery from this surgery can leave you feeling. Thanks for listening. ;(