Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Eight to Five

I was sorta keeping track of how long it's been since the accident, but as time moves on and recovery continues, I decided to let that go. Getting back to 'normal' isn't on my schedule so it doesn't do any good to say, "Well, it's been six weeks..." or whatever.

I'm working my usual eight hour day, but some days are like taking a long walk through jell-o, slogging through.



Picture from the internet

I work in County Education. The tasks are many and often complex. Most of my co-workers are understanding, but the work still needs to get done. I make mistakes, I forget things, I put down important papers, only to find them much later in the wrong place. I go home worn out and fuzzy-headed, more than the usual end-of-the-day fatigue.

But I encourage myself. I'm doing more than I did last week and more than the week before, so I must be getting better. I still get terrific relief from symptoms when I see the physiotherapist or the Chiropractor. I'm just hoping for clearer thinking for more than a few hours at a time.

It'll come. I can't be this way forever.

4 comments:

Lindah said...

Hi Leslie,
You're back at work doing full days already! And making it through the "jello!" That has to be good news. Head bumps take time. Just take it one day at a time and reward yourself for every bit of progress --even though it might seem small or slow to you.
I look for your progress reports.
You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Hang in there
Linda

Shasta said...

I'm glad you are getting better, and in time, you'll forget about the whole incident. Take care of yourself.

Julie in the Barn said...

I've been thinking about you and hoping you are getting well. I'm surprised you are back to work. Don't over-do. These things take time. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way.

Fabricfaire said...

You have done great so far and it will just keep getting better! Rest and rest some more every chance you get!!! God gives you the strength.... so take it!!!