Ready for Work
As promised and planned, I went to the office today for three hours. The surgeon has given me a “Return to Work” authorization for up to three hours a day for this week and next. At the end of next week we’ll revaluate and, most likely, get cleared for a full return to work.
It’s an hour’s drive from my house to the office. That’s a bit far … seeing as how I haven’t driven a car since before the surgery. So, Nina was the designated driver. I managed to get completely dressed by myself this morning, including putting on my own sock! That’s even getting easier to do. We left the house about 10:45 am and drove to our polling place. While there was no line, the place was quite busy. We both voted and then headed for Idaho Falls.
As we were getting close to Idaho Falls, I suggested that we’d be arriving with about an hour to spare before I could to to the office. I had a 1 pm appointment with the medical people at the office to get their clearance and that office closes between noon and 1 pm. We decided to spend the hour at the Olive Garden for lunch. A very delicious decision. We had a nice lunch and Nina dropped me off at the office at 1 pm.
The clearance process was straight forward. She took my vital signs (all nicely normal), had me walk and do a couple of sit-down, stand-ups. With that I was cleared to return to work not more than 3 hours a day for the next two weeks.
The first day back in the office in a month was quite busy. I met with my staff and got brought up-to-date on what’s going on in each of their departments. I met with a couple of other directors (my peers) to get their input. And in what seemed like no time flat, it was time to leave.
We stopped by Best Buy to get a new printer. Nina’s Epson printer has an LCD display which has quit working, making it impossible to manage the printer. The printer is out of warranty, so fixing it is more expensive than replacing it. We ended up with a new HP all-in-one inkjet printer which has the nice additional benefit of working with our iPads. Yup. We can print from the iPad to the new printer. Sometime over the next couple of days we’ll get the new printer set up and working.
We got home about 6:15 pm, tired, hungry, and worn out for the day. The TV is on for the election results (with the sound turned off). The polls closed here in Idaho about a half-hour ago and we should start seeing some results in the next hour. It doesn’t matter, though, as no matter what, the bed will see my body by 9:30. It’s time to rejuvenate.
Ta ta for now!