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[personal profile] rmc28
Good things:
+ went to work every day
+ did all my child drop-offs and pickups, and made supper as planned
+ did some work! answered questions! pointed out a useful tool to a colleague!
+ good meeting with Occupational Health nurse, who was happy with my plan and the flexibilities built into it

Things to improve:
- arrived late every day
- slept through my alarm Thursday morning, after the full day on Wednesday, and arrived really late
- was late with supper Thursday and Friday evenings
- was really tired Friday evening and am still tired today


I think I'm hitting a kind of uncanny valley effect the closer I get to normality, the more I notice the difference between how I am and how I was / how I feel I should be.  Back in January when a bicycle ride to nursery left me tired for the next day and a half, I didn't care about being late to work, or worry about arriving sweaty.

I still think I'm right to focus on building up the physical activity faster than the mental activity, but I'm feeling it today ...

Date: 2016-02-20 16:51 (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Things to improve:
- arrived late every day
- slept through my alarm Thursday morning, after the full day on Wednesday, and arrived really late
- was late with supper Thursday and Friday evenings
- was really tired Friday evening and am still tired today


Hmm, I think I'd file these under 'Things to adjust plan to cover', rather than 'Things to improve'. They are all look like things that say 'Pushing body a little bit more than it's entirely happy with yet'.

Date: 2016-02-20 17:02 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kotturinn
wot he said!

the closer I get to normality, the more I notice the difference between how I am and how I was / how I feel I should be.

Forget not that it takes a lot longer to go up from a 'down' situation than down from an 'up' one. In this case, health, but it's also applicable to organisations. When I was teaching it used to be said, about a change in head teachers, that it took a year for a school to lose a good reputation and 7 years to regain it. It's a similar curve, if not quite so extended on the regain, with health. I shall cease rambling and wander off!

Date: 2016-02-20 20:11 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kotturinn
Is this just to get back to where you were immediately before the 5 months, or to where you were before the early signs of illness? I hope you won't get cross with yourself if you find the 5-10 months is really the whole 10 months, or possibly more, to get back to where you were before the first signs started to take a bit of a toll. Actually, I think you are sufficiently good at listening to your body that you will accept what it decides with grace - as you are doing with your plans for adjusting the plan. I think you're doing amazingly well - physical-activity-wise and mental-activity-wise - to be where you are now at approaching 2 months! And now I really should get down from my soap box!

Date: 2016-02-20 19:02 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon
it used to be said, about a change in head teachers, that it took a year for a school to lose a good reputation and 7 years to regain it.

Possibly an intentional play on: "It takes the Navy three years to build a ship. It will take three hundred years to build a new tradition. The evacuation will continue" Vice Admiral A B Cunningham on being told by the Army he risked losing too many ships during the evacuation of Crete in 1941.

Date: 2016-02-20 20:06 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Don't let the good be the enemy of the awesome

*hug*

Date: 2016-02-21 11:06 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pennski
Uncanny valley seems like a really good comparison. Well done for all your achievements and also for noticing where to adjust the plan!

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