First day back to work
Monday, March 26, 2012
I'm exhausted! Well it was back to work for me today. My leg is feeling much better. I won't need the pain meds at all soon. The only thing that really stunk today was taking getting to work on crutches. My commute is basically 3 blocks to the subway, into manhattan, 1 change of trains and then a 3 block walk to my office. What normally takes me about 35 minutes took an hour and 10 minutes today! It is definitely slow going on the crutches. Plus the only elevator is when I change trains half way through. So lots of stairs. Our office building connects to the subway tunnels in the basement. Thankfully the security guards let me take the freight elevator to avoid the escalator, although they gave me a hard time about it at first. I pulled the sympathy card and then they caved. People gave up their seats to let me sit on the train, so there are lots of good people out there. Got to the office and was completely soaked as if I went for a 5 mile run. Burned lots of calories today. Wished I could have showered several times today. Yuk! Everyone was happy to see me although a little shocked to see me on crutches. They are a conversation piece for sure. Caught up with all my emails. Ran out of steam by 3pm, but toughed it out until 4:30 when I went home early. Not a very productive day but not bad for my first day back. One of my bosses offered to let me take a car service home until I get off the crutches - think I will definitely take him up on that! today I decided to tough it out, I feel funny taking a car home but tomorrow I think I will.