Back to work tomorrow (had my full hysterectomy 5.5 weeks ago) and feeling very apprehensive. Yesterday I thought I'd try and have a "normal" day of activity without asking for help or having regular rests. After doing two loads of washing, moping the floor, walking along the beach for half an hour and doing the weekly grocery shopping I came home at 11:30 am totally shattered and had to rest (and that's with my husband pushing the shopping trolley and carrying the groceries inside). If my "normal" day had continued I would have spent the rest of the day in the garden or cleaning but there was no way I could do any more.
Worries me how I'm going to last a full day at work. (I'm a special needs teacher). Oh well can only give it a go I guess. I've run out of sick leave and need to get some teaching done so I can write the year end reports for my kids. Sitting for long periods is SOOOOO uncomfortable and I've grown to love lying down on my bed doing jigsaws on my iPad!! Took me ages to learn to "sit still" as I'm normally very active but I have to admit I've enjoyed the rest!!