Return to Work and Another Senior Moment

I went back to work yesterday after having my dressings changed. You can tell I’m going to the doctor too often because the receptionist just shouted across “Take a seat Mr Wilson, I’ll book you in.” to save me walking to the desk and back.

Everything is healing well. I have a selection of photographs showing the development of the problem, followed by the progress towards healing, but I think this probably falls in the area known as “over-sharing”.

At work I lost my camera cable. I know I had it when I arrived because I had it in my hands. Then it disappeared. For three hours I looked for it, worried about it and muttered. Eventually, as we left, Eddie said “Simon, what’s that hanging round your neck?”

It was the camera cable, in a safe place, and hidden by my lockdown beard. I really do need a trim.

Unfortunately, my knee was quite tender so, to ensure more comfortable driving experience, I bought myself a knee brace. I am currently having a free month on Amazon Prime and was able to order it with free next day delivery. I’m wearing it now and it is doing some good. I’m going to try a new route tomorrow, using as much motorway as possible. It’s another stage in the aging process – making sure you know where the toilets are.

Today, having heeded the warnings of my doctor when discussing my return to work, I got up and moved about more. As a result I feel much better. I’m aiming to do full days on Thursday and Saturday next week, so I was pleased today went better than yesterday. I’m aiming to be fully fit and back at work full time in two weeks, so am keeping my fingers crossed.

Back to work, fully fit and free from senior moments may take a little more work.

As I wrote that line, one of the neighbours brought us some figs off her tree, so I re-used the picture from last year. I’m quite fond of figs.

25 thoughts on “Return to Work and Another Senior Moment

  1. Lavinia Ross

    Fresh figs are a wonderful thing, and I am glad to hear they grow in your area. The climate is borderline in my area for them. We have a tree gifted to us from a friend, but it often gets too cold too soon, and it died back last year and regrew into a short bush this year. Our friend is on the valley floor, and we are in the foothills.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It’s a bit like that here – our neighbour is on the other side of the street and her back garden faces south – result is that she grows figs. Ours faces north and isn’t good for them. We grow them in pots on the front but they are generally disappointing. πŸ™‚

  2. The Belmont Rooster

    GEEZ!!!! I get so wrapped up in my own WordPress world I don’t make time to read other posts. I am sorry I didn’t read about your issue so now I will catch up. Don’t worry about forgetting the cable was around your neck. My son is 31 and can’t find a thing unless it is in his hand. It has nothing to do with your age. πŸ™‚ Take care my friend and I hope your recovery is speedy.

  3. jodierichelle

    So funny about the camera cable. I think everyone can relate to that. I heartily agree with your doctor about walking at work. It is SO easy to get engrossed in work and sit for hours on end. I must force myself to get up and get a glass of water or go to the bathroom (where I stretch for a few minutes) or file some papers – whatever – to just keep things moving every 45 minutes or so.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I’m wearing it to drive to Lancashire tomorrow and probably for a few more days to see if it corrects things. If not I’m going to have to bite the bullet and put myself in the hands of the NHS. Yet another problem . . .


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