Sorry I haven't posted much, but at my job we've been in the middle of our "busy season", our one major out-of-town conference for the year. It's extremely busy for every single person in the company, not just me.
My job is to do all the printing, packaging, bag stuffing and anything else I can help with in the months leading up to the semi's filled with goodies leaving for the conference. The conference isn't actually until the end of Oct., but the trucks left today with all the goods on them, most of which I was involved with in one physical way or another and things should slow down to a normal pace now. Additionally, we've had my MIL stay with us for a month and three days (not counting, am I?) and had to cook and entertain for her during that time as well. She left just last Sunday, after a bit of coaxing.
Now, I think I'm dying. I haven't worked this hard since before my spine problems started and today, with it all being over, I couldn't even sit comfortably at my desk. I left early and immediately got in my comfies and robe when I got home at 2pm. I feel like I'm getting sick, but I think it's all the extreme effort that I've had to put in over the last four weeks. I didn't work much overtime, but when I was at work I was working like crazy. But I got 'er done, by golly, I really made it happen.
I'm posting this not just for sympathy (give me an "atta girl, Cath, ok? Alex? Z?), but just so you know that you can do it even if it takes a huge toll. I feel like it's going to take me a few weeks to recover from all this. Luckily I had some great people at work that helped me out with some of the really physical stuff, but my hubby and I wondered during this time if I can really do this, can I really work a "real" job that is physically invasive. I can and I will.
So, there it is in a nutshell. I'm wishing all those that have had surgeries well and those that are facing them the best of luck. I've been reading your posts and internally wishing you all the best, but my body is busted up right now and I feel like a bag of very sore bones laying in my recliner.
Take care all. Sorry for the rant and I'll be back on to help those that I can and wish the best for those that need it - just let me sleep for a week first. :-)
Thanks for listening,