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Another update
      07/20/10 07:33 PM

Reged: 04/06/06
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Loc: A small city, Northwestern Ontario, Canada

I'm 4 weeks post-op (brain surgery for my new readers) and I'm doing well in the recovery from that. I'm walking every day - sometimes twice a day, up to 1.5 miles. I still rest 2 or 3 times a day though - for 1 to 2 hours, and I may nap during those times if I need to. All in all I feel great - without headaches!! I'm tired, don't get me wrong, and I still have a long recovery ahead, but I do feel good!

I did have a set-back though... During my surgery they must have really wrenched on my right arm... My family doctor believes my rotator cuff is torn - again. I've already had 2 surgeries for it in 2000 and 2003. I can barely lift my arm to the side, can't reach out forwards, and it hurts more than the brain and leg do from surgery! So today my dr. sent an MRI referral and a referral to my former orthopaedic surgeon. Unfortunately the wait to see her is 2 months to 10 months after the MRI, which could take up to 8 weeks too! Going back to work like this will be next to impossible.... I can barely type for 15 minutes, let alone a day at work!

But I need not complain... at least about that!! I want to air something else...

Should I be upset that I have not got a phone call, card, flowers, basket or anything from my office?? I went to visit them 2 weeks after my surgery - they know I'm home from Toronto! Our usual practice is - whenever someone is off on sick leave, has a baby, a death, etc - to pass around a book with an envelope into which everyone makes a $2 to $5 donation for a gift for the person. I contribute every time, but I'm not important enough to receive the same treatment as the 6 or 7 people to whom I've donated in the 2.5 years I've worked there. There's 32 - 35 people in our office.

I know, I know, stupid office politics. But, I thought these people, or at least some of them, were my friends. Truthfully, the only non-blood related visitor I have had since my surgery was from New Zealand!! A young lady who worked at our firm as a student was here to visit family and called to visit! It was wonderful to see her, and I was touched she thought of me during her visit!!

I'm just sad and lonely to think that no one gives a darn about me in person!! I know I have wonderful support from my family here and on a couple other support groups to which I belong. But it's lonely recovering all by my lonesome... just my hubby to talk to. And yes, people know I'm up to company - at least 1 hour visits! I have called several friends and e-mailed quite a few more... Many have said they'll call and come by... I just stopped waiting for the phone to ring.

Sorry - feeling lonesome tonight... Thanks for reading....


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