Friday, July 30, 2010
I was on a 6 week medical leave and today have just finished 4 weeks of half time work following my knee replacement (2nd one, the other knee was done a year ago). I am a bit anxious about going back to work full time but it will be nice to get a regular paycheck instead of one supplemented by disability. My main problem is sitting so much at work makes my knees stiff. I have to get up a minimum of once an hour and move around a bit so I don't feel like "the tin man." Yesterday I spent 3 hours at my desk almost literally static and about once an hour I made myself get up to just loosen up and it was difficult each time to get moving. When I work 8 hours a day I will be doing my regular job and that involves a lot of getting up to the printer to get print outs and I will appreciate those breaks in my static position. So in a way it should be easier when I am working 8 hours. In addition I will get my 2 15-minute breaks and 1 30-minute break for lunch. I most certainly will use those to move around and hopefully loosen up. I will need to get to bed at a decent time as I will be getting up at least an hour earlier from now on (at 4:30) so I can Spark before work and plan my breakfast and lunch and log the nutrition.
Yesterday I did about 30 minutes of pool aerobics and tried to take it easy. I slept most of the night until about 3:30 a.m. but alarm doesn't go off until 5:30 ....I think I will go back to bed now.