Back at the beginning of January I was at work. I'm there a lot
An ambulance comes rolling into the bay with a patient. The ambulance crew are all tall. I on the other hand am vertically challenged.
The ambulance gurney was high, so I adjusted the ER bed to the same height.MISTAKE #1
I then attempted to pull the patient over at the head of the bed heaviest part of the patient instead of the feet.lightest part of the patient. MISTAKE #2
In my contortions to attempt to get this patient transferred from the ambulance gurney to my ER bed I felt an amazing pain in my lower back. Sorta took my breath away.
But I work in the ER....we don't do wimpy. nor do we do give or get sympathy.
Well, after a couple of months I decide things aren't getting better. I go to the doc, get an MRI and still fight with the pain. More often than not I am walking like the hunchback of Notre Dame except this ain't no Notre Dame!
Another visit to the doc and he tells me he wants me off work for two weeks. OK.
No big deal.
Except, I am not allowed to use my accumulated medical leave of over 300 hours. It was a work injury therefore I must use Workman's Comp. Not OK. I am being "paid" at 67% of my regular wage. Seems like sort of a slap in the face. Get hurt at work and you'll be punished.
So, I have made my time useful since I've been off.
I've read 4 books.
I've taken naps.
I've kept up on important stuff like reading blogs.
I watched the snow fall today.
I've been on lots of walks...good for the back.
My hubby has been fed dinner at a decent hour.
I've kept up with the laundry.
I've watched my cats groom themselves.
I've decided I'm glad I'm not a cat.
I can't wait to get back to work......I think.