?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

Kept waking up last night because of the pain in my arm...surprising, that, as it had been behaving quite well the day before. Which meant that I didn't feel half as guilty for calling in sick this morning as I would have done otherwise, having promised Jobsworth I would stay until the end of the week.

Another good thing was that the company doctor did check up on me as he said he would, and I didn't have to lie to him about where I was. He warned me that since my complaints had started some 7-8 weeks ago as I recalled, I would have to count on me at least resting my arm for that same amount of time before the condition was likely to improve. We made an appointment for me to see him in 2 weeks, and we'll work out a plan for my 're-integration' then, he said -- indicating that he would not be likely to authorise my return to fulltime employment at that time. And, he was also going to speak to Boy about his habit of pressurising his staff to come back to work before they were ready, or to take time off when they're on the verge of burn-out; he said he'd received various complaints from different sources, and mine was just the last straw. So, it will be interesting to see what happens there.

Anyway, the weather's fantastic on this first day of my sick leave, and I just couldn't stay at home doing nothing. I didn't plan on coming in here and logon, though -- but I have just seen the most wonderful tops and trousers and skirts and shoes for my upcoming trip to the States, I just had to come and tell you all about it.

First off, there was a pleated dusky pink skirt with a dark brown/hard pink/blue flower motif woven into the fabric that caught my eye; then a pair of 7/8 trousers in a delicate shiny seagreen/yellow material that I think will go so well with my green/yellow/cream lace-ups; a silk skirt in gold and azure; an off-white brocade trouser suit; and a dark brown/green flowery skirt in some sort of layered flimsy stuff. We wants them all...we'll come back with a credit card, because none of these things were cheap, but who cares?

I also noticed a lovely pair of pink strappy shoes, and (but these'll be too warm for June) a pair of brown and white cow's hide boots that had a neolithic look to them except for the rubber soles: they're virtually shapeless and have to be wrapped around your legs with thongs (and these were available in cow's hide trimmed with purple, orange or light blue silk...I quite liked the idea of having a pair of orange trimmed wraparound boots for the winter...).

Meanwhile, I've only bought a camouflage print T-shirt because you can never go wrong with camouflage gear, can you, and a hard pink woollen DKNY jumper that I just couldn't resist: only 25 euros instead of the original 179 euros! Too bad I won't be able to wear that until Oct/Nov of this year at the earliest!

I can't say how often I will be able to check or update LJ in the coming weeks...I am supposed to be resting this arm, after all -- but I will be thinking of and missing you all. Bye!

Comments

db2305
Apr. 23rd, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
A little more commiseration with your poor arm and a little less clothes envy would have been nicer....sorry. Are you getting PT? I went to a Mensendieck practice, and they taught me to completely change my posture, and do a lot of special exercises, which is keeping the worst at bay for years now.
Get better soon. A good thing you can sit in the sun and have drinks with your other arm!
gamiila
Apr. 25th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)
Mensendieck -- our company doctor has dropped some very heavy hints about how much rather he'd have me go to a Mensendieck practice than straightforward physiotherapy...only my GP seems to put more stock by the latter (or maybe he's got stock in the latter?). Anyway, thanks for the helpful hint, and I'll see if I can't have both! See you Wednesday!