I returned to my special education job January 7th. after my July 31st surgery..My position involves much physical activity with 12 special needs preschoolers: lifting, moving, restraining from aggression etc. The day is non stop. To top it off I have been placed in a new setting (preschool) with all new staff. So I have to learn to procedures, adjust to my co-teachers way of doing things all the while trying to adjust to returning to work.
My pain level has increased to the point that I cannot function when I get home. I have difficulty moving my neck. The fatigue is to hard... I am back on pain meds 4 times a day ( I was down to 2)
I am beginning to think I made a mistake.
This is a comp case and I used 75 of my 100 days after my surgery. I plan on calling my attorney to ask if I can go back out (after I talk/see doctor) for the remaining days.
I am also contemplating shoulder surgery, and would use sick time for that.
Has anyone gone back,and decided they needed more time? I am a bit bummed out over this whole thing.
thanks for listening.