My restful healing time off is over and I head back to the office tomorrow morning. After 2 1/2 weeks of sleeping until I woke up, the clock will rudely awaken me at 5:30am. Tessie and I have gotten used to not hearing the clock, and I’m not sure which of us will be most deeply asleep when the assault comes. She’s going to miss me lots, as I will her.
But I’m getting bored at home, and lonely. I only had one visitor while on my leave and although I’ve talked to plenty of people by phone, email and Twitter, it’s just not the same as face to face people contact. I’m guessing that close to 1/2 of the day tomorrow will be spent checking in with people and seeing how much stuff piled up in anticipation of my return.
I feel a little as though I’m in high school. What will I wear? What will I do for lunch? What if I forget my password(s)? What if no one likes me? Well, okay, that one isn’t really an issue. But still. What will I wear? I’ve lost 12 lbs since I was there last, and have clothes for it being colder but not so much for the 50’s. But I want to show off a little and not go in on day one wearing ultra-baggy clothes. We’ll see.
Food will be a little tricky. I’m eating small bits 5-6 times a day and am bringing some of those teeny Glad plastic bowls so I can divide up some yogurt from the dining hall (I know they have some I can eat) so I can split it into different “meals”. Tomorrow is the first day of Category Two, which means I can add fish to the menu, but it makes sense to try it at home first before bringing tuna to work, in case my body has problems.
As for the passwords, well, I’m hoping finger memory will bring them back when I need them.
3 thoughts on “Heading back to work tomorrow”
I always wear layers to work since I never know what our HVAC system will be doing: Air conditioning in October? Blasting heat? It’s crazy. Hopefully you can find something appropriate and cute.
Glad to hear you have a plan to handle food at work. I am sure everyone will be curious and have lots of questions about how you’re doing. And they will be happy to have you back. 🙂
Enjoy your day! It will be good for you to be around real live people again, and Tessie will get lots of naps, I’m sure. Wonder if cats are like dogs, who anticipate your homecoming and are waiting for you at the door? I’ve never had a cat do that, but almost every dog has!
At our weight loss clinic they started a clothing exchange program (voluntary). As people shed their sizes they could bring in the clothes and trade them for smaller sizes.
If your clinic doesn’t offer that, maybe you could start it!
Do your workmates know about your surgery? 12 pounds will be a noticible difference. be prepared for comments.