First day to the gym.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Today was the first day back to the gym since the surgery. Yes, I'm being careful. My daughter is making sure of that. I started out on the recumbent bike but my belly was jostling my shoulder too badly so I moved to a regular bike. Better luck with that.
After speaking with my doctor's office, he's not officially going to release me to go back to work until I can actually move my shoulder. DH is OK with this. He doesn't want me to take the chance of hurting myself worse, ending back with another surgery.
At first, my manager wasn't happy about this. She's in agreement that I shouldn't take the risk if I didn't feel comfortable doing so. So, she's aware my next appointment isn't until March 29th. Chances are my doctor won't release me until then.
In the meantime, I'm going to apply for FMLA. No reason to try for long term disability since it's doubtful I'll be off long enough. Short term isn't available.
Now I'm struggling with guilt and anxiety about this decision. I know and realize that I don't have a choice. That doesn't make it any easier.