So the time has finally come. I return to work today after a long 12 weeks of recovery. I have to say that the break has been really nice, aside from the whole recovery thing. After 15 years of working at UPS, taking a few months off is really nice! I got to spend tons of time with my family, catch up on all my TV shows, play lots of Xbox, went to the movies a ton with the Moviepass card(what a bargain!), and even got to do a field trip with CJ. For those of you who want to know about the recovery process, it was rather painless. I only took some mild pain meds for about a week, then it was just Tylenol for anything I was feeling. As for the time, if I had a desk job, I would have been back in about 3 or 4 weeks. Since I have a very physical job, I got put on the full 12 week treatment. I’ve slowly added more to my daily activities and strain I’ll let myself do. About a week ago I began picking up CJ, who weighs about 50 pounds. I have noticed since doing these things that my wound would ache a while later. Mowing the lawn was another thing that added to the discomfort. Not to say it was a paralyzing type pain, just severe discomfort. Tonight will be the real test. Going back in and twisting and pulling and lifting. I think even without the surgery, taking 3 months off would be difficult to walk back in to.
I really want to say thank you to all my friends and family who have been there for us during this time. From the ones who were there right at the start offering financial assistance to the people who showed up with dinners for us during the first weeks of my recovery and to all of you who kept Todd and me in your prayers, thank you for your love and support! Without all of you we definitely would have had a much different experience through all of this. Words cannot express how blessed I feel to have the family and friends that I do.