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Returning to work jitters? Returning to work jitters?

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  #51  
Unread 01-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Returning to work jitters?

rocky cat,

yes, my work is crazy busy all year round. I went back 5 week post op tah/bso... first day was 11 hours... then drove in white out conditions and my usual 45 min commute turned into nearly 2 hours. NIGHTMARE
Anyways, then later that week I was told I had MORE responsibility. I ended up discussing this with my boss and saying I was not up to ANY more at the moment. I have other issues that are comprimising. ugghhh..

Anyways, I know that spin cycle ALL too well. I'm thinking I need to cut back or do something else, too.

take care feeling your anxiety.. literally
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  #52  
Unread 01-23-2008, 05:32 PM
Returning to work jitters?

I've made it all day so far every day this week.

I was pretty darn sore both Mon. & Tues., but not quite as sore today.

One good life lesson I've learned from this whole experience,..........it doesn't ALL have to be done today! It's OK to go home and leave some work for tomorrow. It has helped me both physically and with my sanity!

I found some velour type "work-out' pants and bought a couple of pairs. They're wonderfully comfortable and still look good.
  #53  
Unread 01-23-2008, 05:42 PM
Returning to work jitters?

My first day back and I did fine.I am a little tired and a little sore but otherwise doing well. My incision scar is a little sore.It is so funny I have spent all these weeks in stretch pants dying to get in my jeans and today I wore my jeans to work(I work in the cafeteria of our school and jeans are as dressy as we get) and I couldn't wait to get home and put on my pj's...lol. life is so funny sometimes. Good luck to all the ladies they are back to work and to those waiting to return.
Faith
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  #54  
Unread 01-23-2008, 06:44 PM
Returning to work jitters?

My first day back at work after 4 months was today. I was a little worried but as it turned out things went quite well. I met my new individual tutoring student and we had a great session. My brain still works! After all this time I was a little worried. It felt very good to be doing something constructive again, even though having to return to a schedule isn't thrilling. I even met with a walk-in student at the Writing Center and that too went well. I am still rather glad I'm not teaching this semester, that's so much more work than tutoring and I don't know that I'm up to it yet, but meeting clients individually is going to be good for me. Hope everyone else's return goes well too.
  #55  
Unread 01-24-2008, 10:53 AM
back to work at 14 days

I was cleared to go back after 2 weeks and have been working since Monday. I am tired and have been taking a break mid-day, but I am getting about 7 hours in a day and feel better every day. It is good to get back in the swing of things. I am hoping I can cut out the breaks and get back to a 9 hour day next week.

It can be done!
  #56  
Unread 01-24-2008, 04:46 PM
Returning to work jitters?

well i made it through first week back- i work four days. But today i had to do something i hadnt done for a while before i left- and i totally blew it.
one of the other guys picked up where i left off and was very understanding and said it was no big deal. it just made me so frustrated...

hoping brain fully engages for next week!
  #57  
Unread 01-24-2008, 05:27 PM
Returning to work jitters?

I go back a week from Monday, that's when our new semester starts. I didn't really tell the powers-that-be about my surgery, but now I have to because I need to use a computer in one of the classrooms instead of fight for the computer cart and drag it back and forth. At least I can wear jeans or workout gear to work if I have to.
  #58  
Unread 01-27-2008, 11:06 AM
Returning to work jitters?

I went back to work on 1-14 but only for 4 hours a day. My job is easy no lifting, pushing or pulling but I am in and out of my vehicle several times in those 4 hours as I sell insurance door to door. I was difficult the first week wanted to give up and go home after an hour. Fortunately I stuck it out for the 4 hours and things are getting better. I am still on 4 hour days till 2-7 when I go in for my 6 week checkup. My only problem is my boss who is a man doesn't understand why I can't work all day since it is pretty much a no strain job. Any advice you can give me on how to explain this to him would be appreciated. God Bless and speedy recovery to my fellow hyster-sisters.
  #59  
Unread 01-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Returning to work jitters?

Thanks for the info. I returned to work on 1/23 and although I was well received and it was great to socialize with my co-workers I just didn't want to be ther. I enjoyed being off work because my husband and son were at home with me the entire time. We grew closer as a family during that time. I felt like we should have taken a vacation or done something fun each day but as my mother pointed out, I was on a medical leave, not a vacation.
I did get my same position back. It was stressful as I came back and my replacement finished up the week. There was alot of tension in my tiny office. My work partner, who worked with my replacement for 8 weeks wants her to go away. The person who was replacing me is rather annoying. Any way, I want to look for another job but as I get closer to age 50 I realize I need to get in a job a stay so I can get a decent retirement!!
I hope we all continue to feel better each day as we return to work.
Justonian
  #60  
Unread 01-27-2008, 07:52 PM
lifting

I go back to the doctor tomorrow, 1/28 for my 6 weeks check up, I am a little nervous about the check up and going back to work. I only work part time, 3 days a week, but I lift anywhere to 55 to 70 pounds onto a dolly, back and forth. At each store, I probably have 20 totes weighing that much, and I really dont think I can do that yet. I am not sure when the doctor will let me go back, but I am nervous it will be Tuesday and I just dont think I can lift that yet. Does anyone know when we can lift that kind of weight?
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