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Just want to vent

So I am returning back to work on May 9th from a very long LOA because I had a couple of surgeries. I have worked myself completely to death today trying to clean up a few things around the house and finding all of my work pants so I can get them all washed pressed and hung before going back to work. I am completely exhausted yet I still have to do dishes that neither my husband or myself took care of this weekend because we were spending time together, and I have to put away our clean clothes that stupid me decided to do today, and I have to finish cleaning up stuff that I laid on our bed to organize. What in the world was I thinking?

Thank you for listening to my ranting and raving about it. I just needed someone to hear me say it because I know he does not fully understand the extent of what it takes to do a lot of hard work.

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Have a good first day back at work hun xxx I'm hoping to go back soon am a staff nurse and have loads of meetings at the hospital I work at this week....... take care and try to not get stressed if u can xxxx

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Thank you very much! It seems as though I am stressing about returning to work even though it's not really anything different than what I was doing before. I'm a manager in retail 😶 I am not changing stores or jobs or anything I'm just returning to work after being gone for a while. I know that my employees will be very happy when I returned which is definitely a positive

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It's the fact that u are going back that is brill and achievement in itself xxx 😊

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and I forgot to mention. What does a staff nurse do? It sounds as though you are the one who runs the rest of the staff?

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Haha no I'm a qualified nurse sorry it's Brit saying xxxx 😊 I work in Endoscopy

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That sounds very interesting. Do you enjoy it?

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Yes I do and I really miss it and everyone I work with xxx

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💓💓💓💓💓💓

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No problem

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You are so lucky to be able to do all that work but please don’t do that again you’re going to be paying for that. But I am jealous because I can’t do that kind of work. Well now you have time to recoup from your day.

Don’t get me wrong I am very pleased 😃 you can still do all that work. 😊

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I am much more relaxed now that everyone else's home and that I don't have to do that work anymore today

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Right. Sit down, relax, tell the husband to do the dishes, he made half of them anyway. At this rate, you are going to be shattered before you start back at work. Breathe in deeply, and look forward to tomorrow. Enjoy being able to work, but pace yourself. Hope it goes well, blessings Jimeka 🦋 🍫

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So far things tonight things are going great. I do have a positive outlook for tomorrow, I am going to get my left side of my ribs finished on a tattoo. But for me unbelievably that is calming and relaxing

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Sounds very painful.

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The sickness about me is I find working on my ribs calming and relaxing. there are times when he is working on my ribs that I actually doze off and take a little nap. my artist thinks I am a freak of nature

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My son has 2 sleeves, the small of his back, calves, behind his ears, his chest, then he has ‘born in Canada, refined in England, on his two arms. He had a butterfly 🦋 done on one leg just for me, as if it would make me like them. Too painful, all those needles ouch!

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Good for you going back to work 👍I hope that it works out for you 🙏. Rib tattoo crazy 😜 Those hurt 😢 There is no meat there and you’re spine, youch! They are addictive 👍😁🙏🐾Ken

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They are very addictive and I went and got it yesterday and it looks amazing!

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Good for you 👍😁. I have enjoyed the tattoos I have gotten 🤗. Mine can all be covered, but nowadays I am not working so it would not matter. Times have changed thru the years and they are not a big issue 👍. Do what you enjoy 😉 Life is to short 🤷🏼‍♂️. 🙏🐾😜 Ken

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Vent anytime. I’m glad things are going better. Have a great day back at work!

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thank you

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I too have been off work for 2 monthes, due to ms relapse. Returning to work tomorrow. Feeling a bit anxiety but trying to keep it under control. As far as getting things "red" up around the house....time was spent in a way better way with your hubby!! Getting things done...team work. Roof over your head, clothes on your back, food on the table....Nothing else matters. Stop, relax, smell the flowers. You come 1st. Oh & did you mention tattoo? Excellent! My daughter had asked me to get mother/daughter tat. We picked out lyrics from our song, "Landslide". She's a huge fan of Stevie Nicks & I'm game. My only hesitation would be..not healing properly. That's just me. I have 1 that covers my shoulder blades with her name. But I got that way b4 dx. Best wishes getting back to work & treating yourself to something that makes you happy! !!!

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my artist told me that typically people with MS do not heal so well. But I have now gotten six tattoos done by him and they have all healed great. Yesterday he made it a point to tell everyone that I was his favorite canvas LOL. He says I don't know how you sit still especially when I'm working on your ribs for so long.

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We will always think,we can do it all, I fight that daily , what I want to do and reality, what I can do. I always have big ideas, than reality sets in, & why do we always think we need to clean our house? It doesn't care (tee-hee)

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I agree with you 100% on the house not caring LOL! This house could care less if it's cleaned

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Sorry he doesn’t understand but “If you do not have MS, you do not understand MS”. That is what I have come to realize.

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I do absolutely agree with you. I wish there was some sort of magical fairy dust or something that you could sprinkle on people to make them understand

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Good luck at work today! ShanEWils and MaryMargaret1966 🤗 Please take it slow an easy! 🐢🤗

J🌠

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Thank you!!

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Hi, I think your husband should read this site for realizing what you are going through! He should be grateful that you are doing what you can do and over exerting yourself just is like taking one giant step back. Sorry if this was going a little far on my behalf. People need to know that we aren’t the same we were before this disease . Praying for your return to work goes well 🙏. Remember you had surgeries and you have MS. Be careful.

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