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  • I am so happy that it went so well at work for you !!!!! I also am extremely happy that you seem to be doing so well....this place would not rock as much if you were not a part of it so of course I am glad that you are here !!!!
  • I am so happy it went well. Please take care of yourself. Your body has been through so much. I am sure going back to work has positive and negative things but you need to put your health first and foremost.

    Best of Luck to you!!

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  • :) doof, i just found your post. i was worried about you going back to work. i was hoping there had been enough time for a proper recovery. you sound full of apprehensions and doubts. i imagine that goes with having surgery. each twinge and tinkle makes you wonder if something new has happened. i hope you start to feel better soon. if you don't feel ready to go back do you have any options? take a few deep breaths when you feel anxiety heading your way. don't head for the refrigerator! and dropping by the forum is always a good thing. good luck on your upcoming return to work and i hope these other issues don't come to fruition either. Jenny :)
  • Doof,
    I had ten years off and none of us like not knowing, the complexities of improvement can of some occasions take unfamiliar turns and non so much as pain the causes and journey we will endure.

    I would expect you to be apprehensive about going back and the mode in which your future will turn if that was not so you may be too unrealistic, you have answered your own question in that your doctor may not know the answers you are looking for and if he does with any conviction I would be sceptical. Time is never easy and you are making progress from where you have been, some here get additional opportunities that prove disappointing, the option is not to take that chance and live in fear and constraint of what might happen or not.

    Take things easy and praise yourself for the good progress you have made and will continue to do so, I will never be the healthy person I was before, and in spite of this I am doing a fine job within my new capability and in spite of the daily pain I endure. I still have that just do it attitude that has got me to where I am today and will never stop fighting, even though I do not know what tomorrow will bring, I will survive, me and Gloria !

    Take care John.
  • How you feeling Doof? Hope you're getting used to work and aren't feeling as tired. Take care and let us know how you are when you get the chance :)
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,284
    Hi Sandra!
    I am so glad that you have been able to return to work and not have additional problems.
    But, please do not overdue anything. Sitck with the 4 hours a aday or whatever hours it good for you. At this point, you need to think about yourself and how you can get back into the swing of things. Rushing too quickly could spell problems down the road, Rushing because your company wants it, well, that just aint any good.
    Main thing is you are back and you are doing what you want to do.... Just keep it at your pace following your right moves
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • chicka , I know that I haven't been able to get into chat for coffee mornings because things have been super busy on my end but I just wanted you to know that I am in your corner cheering you on all the way. If you ever need me for anything then just say the word and my calender will be cleared and I will be there for as long as you need me. You are an incredibly strong woman and I admire you in many ways and I just wanted you to know that. So just because I haven't been in chat doesn't mean that I don't care because I do , from the bottom of my heart I do. You will do just fine , more than fine....love ya girl....Miki
  • Well my first week went fairly well, although I was totally exhausted after my 4 pathetic hours.

    I'm home from my 1st week at physio for the weekend, I go back again tomorrow evening for another week. It's been so good for me. I am slowly rebuilding my confidence and re-learning how to sit and walk properly. I can't tell you all how helpful the hydro is - if any of you get the opportunity to have some then jump on it (not literally - ouch)!

    The down side is that she has identified some potential problems in T2-4 - ho hum.

    Don't worry guys, with this in mind I will not be rushing to increase my hours or responsibilities at work until I know exactly what is going on.

    Thanks for all your words of encouragement. I hope you are all having a good week.

  • :) what a week! time to rest and put the week away! take the time off now and let yourself relax. the new week will be here soon enough. hope the news about your back turns out to be nothing. we can only hope. take good care! Jenny :)
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