Yesterday I started back at work and it was both easier and harder than I imagined.
Easier in that I only had to hobble ten feet to my desk, as I am working from home at the moment. But harder as I have been out of action for three weeks and my flat is in the basement so I need to stand in the ‘special place’ to get mobile reception. The ‘special place’ isn’t conducive to a healthy working environment – its on a foot stool next to a window – so shuffling back and forth between laptop and phone isn’t easy. Though I have started to pack things into a bag, phone, pens, laptop, paper, remote control, lunch all of life’s essentials get popped in at some time throughout the day. Here’s a list of useful tips that I’ve found: http://meandmyachilles.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/top-tips/
Working from home does mean that I need to be strict about making time to get outside for some vitamin D. Unfortunately I am not that strict with myself and I haven’t been out since Sunday. Strictness is something I am working on – must add that to the list.
I felt the after effects of my walk in the park yesterday. My foot wasn’t sore but it wasn’t happy. Not sure if it was swollen as it is still quite puffy post op, so I tried to keep it elevated as much as possible. I’ve also found that my leg doesn’t like being down. Not sure if its turned into an uppity leg (like the rest of me) after being elevated on pillows for two weeks but after a while it does demand a bit of peace and duck filled pillow comfort.
Oh and if you are wondering I still haven’t washed the arrow off the back of my leg. The thought of even touching it makes me feel queasy.