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Archive for March 18th, 2009


Weeks 7 post op-FWB is wearing me out!

Just hit 7 weeks post op–walking with the boot on is slow and awkward and near the late afternoon my leg is sore, swollen and it hurts.  The good news is that I found a new job at my same company after being laid off on Jan. 20th, one week before ATR.  So the “time off” was perfect for recovering on the couch but now I am back to work and commuting to and from the office, walking through the skyways in downtown Minneapolis and all the trips to the bathroom, conference rooms, break room etc. are so much more work than lying on the couch at home (am I allowed to whine on this blog?).  I assume that all the walking on my bad leg in the boot is good for me because my muscles will eventually come back to life but it’s still no fun.  So the good news of having a job far outweighs the bad news of having to “go to the office to work” especially in this massive recession.  All together, I am feeling humbled and blessed with this unique trial.  Like others have posted, it could be much worse and for that I am grateful.  Chances to be patient, rely on others, slow down, think about what matters in life are all positive outcomes from this experience.  I know I still have a long way to go so I just keep taking it one day at a time and hope that each day brings me a bit closer to doing many things I enjoy.  My family is fabulous and have been extremely helpful in chasing things down for me and helping me get around.  Also thanks to my fellow blogging ATR warriors for sharing your stories.  I read the blog every day and it is very helpful!  Cheers, Bode