I returned to work yesterday as planned and the morning whizzed past and it was time to go home before I knew it. I was very careful not to stretch for the phone or use my left arm without thinking so there were no problems. in fact the hardest thing about going back to work was carrying my lunch! Yes really – with my left arm in a sling, my handbag across my body it left my right hand free to carry my lunch. Who would have realised how heavy a bottle of water and a sandwich could be? My right arm is even more useless today, I feel like I’ve been lifting weights rather than my lunch. My right shoulder and the muscle down to my elbow is extremely painful and stiff so I’m going to try to rest today. I’m back to see the physio on Tuesday a week earlier than planned due to a change of appointment by the hospital, but before that I will be in the office again on Monday morning – maybe I won’t bother with any lunch ….
A right pain ….
12 Friday Feb 2016
Posted Medical Procedures, Shoulder Surgeryin
Tracy G said:
Hopefully it’s just until you get used to carrying your lunch … Or could it fit in your bag …. ??
Glad your back to work anyway will help to occupy your mind xxx. Will email you over the weekend x
Every day a little closer from the sounds of it, even if at times it must feel like one step forward and two back. I know that it must be difficult but if you look back to when you first came out of hospital you have made great progress (although not as much or as quickly as you would like). See you for a coffee when you feel up to it.