Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I enjoy my work-however returning to work after the knee replacements gave me a weee bit of anxiety. My biggest fear is falling or getting knocked over. I work in a high school-sometimes the students are rowdy in the hallway. I should probably have my walker there as a visible sign to stay back. Yesterday, a student who was angry with me, was reckless as she exited my room and slammed into my right knee- I was so upset by this. I had explained to the class about my situation and my need to have them be careful around me. At this point I've spent too much time, money and energy in recovery to be knocked off a stool by a student. I didn't fall, but my knee was sore later. (I'm seeing my ortho tomorrow.)
I'm trying to think of strategies to be safe in the world until I'm more healed.