Today was my first day back at work. It started off pretty rough. I’m not sure if it was the extra walking, getting up early, or what, but I took 1 Vicodin when I got into work, then a second about 45 min later because the first one wasn’t doing much.
Today was mostly catch-up. Talked to my supervisor, sorted the 71 new emails, and returned my 2 voicemails (much less than I expected). I caught up with friends a bit. I swear, wearing a leg brace in public is an invitation for anyone and everyone to ask you what happened!
I’m so glad I brought a couple ice packs to work. I keep rotating them, it helps the pain a lot. 1 more Vicodin in the afternoon. Then off to the gym, where 4 weeks ago I was running and doing an hour of weights, to do my pathetic stationary bike PT for a whole 7 minutes!
It was pretty rough getting back into work after almost 2 weeks off, but I survived.
Then tonight was Halloween! Our first one at the new house. I talked to a couple neighbors, they all said there were a ton of kids, one lady told me that she buys 10 bags of candy. J and I went to the store, since we only had 2 bags, and bought 4 more. We had a good number of kids, but really only used up 3 bags. I guess we were stingy. Most of the kids were really little, and they were so cute! My favorite was a kitty-cat ballerina who looked to be about 6. I also liked the little tiny ones who would knock on your door and then get all shy. 🙂
I had one dad ask if my leg brace was a costume. I’m not sure what costume that would be – lol. I don’t know if it was just because it was Halloween or what, but my brace really seemed to freak out the kids.
I was pretty sore by the end of the night. Around 11, I took one of my few remaining Percocets and went to bed.