I went back to work part time on 2/16 for two weeks and then on to full time on 3/2. After less than two weeks on full time I am exhausted. Last week I came home three nights and just layed down and cried. The nerve pain in my right side has greatly increased since coming back to work full time. I have been attempting to follow the doctors restrictions as closely as possible but the demands of my job often take over. I have already been working 10, 11, 12 hour days just in week one. Too much for me!!!! My 100% is not quite what it was prior to declining into the state I did necessitating fusion surgery. So, today the doctor changed my restrictions back to part time for another month.
I am not upset about this. I need to take care of me and I know it is not going to happen in my current work environment. So come what may I have to love me. I am excited about what I am sure is going to be a career change for me. I say goodbye to the attachments and ideas I have had about who and what this job is to me. I am not my job.
I am curious though, are there others who thought they were ready or had to go back to work just to soon thereafter slow down again?