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Not dead, but not far from it

OK, that's an exaggeration. But I do feel pretty crappy, though not in the more usual for this time of year's 'I think I may be coming down with something'-sense. Instead, I'm feeling crappy because for the past 7 weeks I've been in constant pain. And have characteristically tried to ignore it, thereby probably compromising the healing process. Unfortunately, my determination to carry on with my work and usual routine hasn't found favour with Jobsworth, who gave me another bollocking yesterday, the second one in as many weeks. I can't deny that I have lost concentration and productivity (I can't argue with his stat sheets), but I can't convince him that I am working as hard as my injury will allow. All day long, he was on my case, nagging me and demanding an explanation whenever I was taking a 2-minute break -- and the stupid thing is, I did respond by pushing myself even harder, with the result that by the end of the day, I couldn't use my arm at all. The pain kept me up most of the night (as it has done most nights since I was hit by that bus, but last night was particularly bad) and this morning, I'd had enough. I went back to my GPs, in the hope that they would prescribe me some strong painkillers that would allow me to carry on with my job. Instead, they've given me another batch of anti-inflammatories and strict orders for absolute rest (i.e., no going to work) over the next 10 days. After which, they want to see me again. If by then, the situation has improved, I can ease back into work; if not, they mentioned something about corticosteroid injections...::shivers:: Let's hope it won't come to that.

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curiouswombat
Feb. 5th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
I was once asked by one of our civil servants to give him the answer, for the director of Finance, to the question 'Why do we spend so much money on incontinence pads?'. I suggested that the short answer to the question is 'Do not use a toilet for a week, then ask again'.

The short answer to Jobsworth is 'go and stand in a bus lane until one hits you - then come back and ask why I am not as productive as usual'.

I do hope the pain eases quickly, but otherwise the injections should really help.
gamiila
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
The short answer to Jobsworth is 'go and stand in a bus lane until one hits you - then come back and ask why I am not as productive as usual'.

I wish I could have said that. But he preempted me by saying he didn't want to hear my 'I've been hit by a bus'-excuse, which judging by the fact that I was still in one piece he didn't believe was he truth anyway.
curiouswombat
Feb. 5th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
which judging by the fact that I was still in one piece he didn't believe was he truth anyway.
Ask him 'to repeat that in front of witnesses so that you can take him to court for slander'. That might shake him! Would make you feel beter anyway...
gamiila
Feb. 6th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
I know! Can you believe this guy?! Ack, he's not worth getting worked up about.