My shoulders and upper back are getting the work-out from the crutches. To go long distances quickly, I don't weight bear, but instead swing along on the crutches. I'm paying for that.
Had my first surgery today. Got a lot of ribbing from everyone. When they saw me swing in on the crutches, they understood why I asked for a specific assist...he's fast and good and that allows me to scrub out fast and sit down. Plus he's a joker and it's fun to spar in the OR with him. He's like the obnoxious older brother who is always teasing you. Today he was alternating between calling me "Doc" (his usual name for me) and "Gimpy".
Leg is much more swollen and painful today. Yesterday was not the best way to ease back into work. Operating today wasn't a good idea either, but I had to add in this case.
Tonight is shaping up as outpatient hell. At least so far, I don't have to go in, although I may want to rethink typing that. If you are pregnant and have been bleeding FOR DAYS, why pick nighttime to go in? And why do you think that I will bump up your section if you go in AGAIN (5th time since Saturday and 10th time this month) for "Abdominal pain?" And why, if your doctor works out of hospital B exclusively AND YOU KNOW THIS do you come to our hospital for evaluation? I'm covering call for the doc o'month until he comes back into town. I hate no doc call.
And so life goes on...