Things looked okay at my last check up on 4/1/10 except for some leg swelling and renewal of leg pain. I was told this was due to nerve regeneration when a week of cutting back on walking didn't help. Compression socks, lasix and ice have seemed to help with the swelling but not the nerve pain.
I'm headed back to work today, part-time, 4 hours per day. I'm a little apprehensive after reading a few posts about bad experiences after returning to work to early. I felt I was ready, at least to go part-time, but this swelling is really not helping lately. I can barely walk because of the swelling and the leg pain. Will see how it goes and how my employer is going to deal with my restrictions. They are allowing me to bring in my own office chair that I've been using at home since I've found it very comfortable and am able to sit in it for longer periods of time.
I know part of me is just stressing because when I stopped in after last doctor's appointment I saw that my desk and office were a complete disaster. I'm an obsessive neat freak, by the way, when it comes to my office and desk. I don't know what happened to the plan on handling my workload while I was out but I heard it went out the window and no one but the attorney has really been doing anything. So, I know already I'm walking into a mess while not feeling my best, particularly this morning.
Wish me luck guys and keep your fingers crossed it's not as bad as I expect it to be. Even if it is, I will not push myself beyond my limits, as I keep reminding myself.