Since this latest pain cycle has been peaking, I have *really* had a hard time concentrating at work. Really!
I am playing the waiting game to see which surgery I might be having, disc replacement or fusion. In the mean time I am distracted at work by the pain. If I take a pill I feel slightly better, but then am kinda dopey and slow. All I really want to do is go home most of the time. I want to be able to lay in my bed when my back says to, or walk outside and listen to the birds chirp in my trees, take hots showers or baths went the urge hits, lay on the floor with my legs up in a chair.
I have really had a hard time caring about what happens at the office. I manage a 460 unit apartment community. I have over 700 residents, and a staff of 12. Needless to say, I need to be on my toes in order to keep up with things. I ain't on my toes. I've gotten a case of short timers disease cause I know that I am going to be out for a few months possibly never to return.
Anyone got any coping skills or mechanisms that they would like to share? Or alternately, wanna gift me tons of money?