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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 8/20/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi friends, I don't think I'll make chat tonight again. I did go back to work today and I am whipped!!!  But I am happy. It was nice to get back. I felt really wierd for a while. I felt like a fish out of water. It took a little bit for it to feel right again. I stayed busy all day. I did alot of phone calls and tons of paperwork. I ended up with a huge stack of charts that all needed different things done. It wasn't long and it kept getting bigger and bigger!!! All the nurses were glad to have the help. And I ended up feeling glad for knowing what I was doing was important too. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I did get to get up and walk around a pretty good bit, lots of back and forth. I had a good day. But I am tired. It will take a little bit to get completely back into the swing of things. I am hurting. I wore the tens unit today, ofcourse. And I used it a pretty good bit. It did help some. This "light duty" may not be as bad as I thought it was. It is harder on me, getting back to work, than I thought it would be. But I feel so relieved. And I feel SO much better emotionally. It did me a world of good today. Husband is taking the kids swimming. So I am getting some down time and relaxing. We are going to do the "whatever" for supper tonight. No cooking- just finding the whatever.... That is nice sometimes,too. And I plan to try to get to bed early tonight. I want a good nights sleep, so I'll be ready for tomorrow.I have gotten behind on reading posts, again. I miss it. So I am going to do a little reading and try to catch up a little now. I wish all of you a great evening and low pain days.

Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 8/20/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Anice,
     I am so glad you had a good day back *huggs* Get lots of rest! Tell us all about it tomorrow too if you arnt to tired!!! *warm huggs*
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 8/20/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your first day! It sounds like it went even better than you expected. I think the need to rebuild your stamina is pretty common.

I would hope that you wouldn't have to cook dinner many nights after working a full day. If your husband's home, seems like he could have something waiting for you instead of the reverse!

Anyway, I'm really happy for you!



Stella Marie
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 8/21/2009 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope your first day back goes well. Remember slow and steady. You have been out of the game for awhile and take time to get adjusted. Please don't over do it.

I glad you were released to go back. Staying home can drive you crazy. We are all on your sidel

Stella Marie

Co-Forum Moderator for Chronic Pain

Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”.  Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain,  spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, pain, swallowing and respitory  involvement,  Implants: intrathecal pump  & neurostimulator.  Extra features: O2 & wheelchair


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 8/21/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Annice, What Great news!! I'm so happy for you and I'll bet all your friends at work are really glad to see you back again! I know how you feel about wanting to be back at work, so many times when I was out for this or that, I couldn't wait to get back to work again. One thing though, please try not to overdo it in the begining if you can. Every day it will get a little better and before long you will be back up to speed but don't try to rush it too much! Your body has been through a lot and it will take a while to get back in shape again. Also, it may help this weekend if you are hurting to move around a little and keep things from stiffening up to much instead of just lying around and overresting yourself. It always helped me to keep a little active after a going back to work after a long recovery. Stay well & tough like I know you are!
Big Hugs from>Big Bro,
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 8/21/2009 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure all your co-workers are glad to see you back. It's always hard working short handed and anything you can do to help is appreciated. Take it easy and do try to change your positions often as Pete said so you don't stiffened up. Glad to hear everything went well.
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3089
   Posted 8/21/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on successfully getting through your first day back at work! That's a big milestone for sure! One step at a time!


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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 8/21/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   


Wonderful news!  Just remember to listen to your body, if you need to get up and walk, stretch or whatever, do it.  Its when we ignore our signs and symptoms that we cause problems for ourselves!!

It sounds like you love your job, we are all sending you thoughts and prayers for continued GOOD Days!!


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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 8/21/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I love the way you talk about work.  It is so obvious how much you love your job.  That is really neat.  I hope you continue to get such gratification from what you do.  I hope you can manage the pain and keep on helping others!  Good luck! 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/24/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Anice I want to jump up and down for you and scream Whoaaaa!!!!! for you but I might hurt my

Ha your a nurse you should of know better, of course what you are doing is important!

Once again I'm so happy for you even with all the pain that goes along with it

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