12 hours of hell

As the title suggests I have endured a long hard day back at work.

The day started well at 5am when my alarm went off and I made sure I did all my stretches and massages, got dressed and for the 1st time in 11 weeks put on my work safety shoes (toe proctectors). I got to work around 5.50am and was briefed fromthe nightshift guy and got stuck in about my duties for the day. I never realised how much and how far I actually walk in the course of a day until about 9am when I felt as though I had run a marathon. As the day progressed I slowly went down hill with my walking style, but stuck at it gamely until 6pm when it was time to go home. I got home, shoes off, socks off………….heaven had arrived and for the rest of the night lay on the settee with my leg raised and gentley massaging my poor aching heel and foot. :(

The only bright spot in this day was that I felt that the overall movement was increasing. :)

 I will update you as the days progress.


5 Responses to “12 hours of hell”

  1. craig Says:

    Hi John,

    I hope you have the weekend to recover. I’m sure it will get easier everyday, and the progress will go quickly.

    Congratulations on your first day back to “normal life”!


  2. kev34 Says:

    Way to go man –at least you are back in the workforce and not being a bum anymore..haha Can’t wait to get back to work myself, but I am making the most of it helping coach my daughter’s softball team, field day yesterday, etc, etc.. This semi-retirement wouldn’t be so bad idf it would only pay a little better. Kevin

  3. johnk Says:


    I could have got used to the life of a kept man, tried to get my wife to take in more kids (she is a childminder, nothing sinister) to cover the expenses of the high life.

    Off out tonight to celebrate my 1st 2 shoe week, plenty of dancing and drinking, just worried about the staggering home :)

  4. johnk Says:


    Thanks, it is good to be in the land of the living again, no more daytime TV or kids TV :)

    Yes, i am off work this weekend, so it will be feet up and no impact recovery excercises, maybe a few miles of gentle road cycling though.


  5. johnskier Says:

    Congrats JohnK. Maybe ice and elevation at night would help, too. Safe staggering!!

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