#95 – a painting and some random blathering

I asked the surgeon if I could go back to work. He seemed surprised that I asked but signed me off. My employer tried to find someone to replace me while I was gone so long but rehired me as soon as the release form came through to their email. Now I feel like I really owe them for everything they’ve done for me while I was away. They were actually paying for my insurance coverage even though I wasn’t getting paid after using up all of my FMLA short term disability. On top of that they gave me a raise. But I think I made a mistake. I came back to early. I thought I was ok because I got up to walking a mile everyday but that didn’t include other physical motions. I had my regular doctors appointment last week and told her I went back to work and she seemed concerned. She mentioned four to six months is normal for the surgery I had. It’s only been two and a half months for me. After my third week at work I’m certain I’m not ready to return, so after work (and during) I’m taking pain meds. The meds make me active before totally kicking in and knocking me out. But during the active time I’m trying to learn watercolor painting. It’s difficult and possibly one of the harder things to learn. But I’m trying to get depth with layers. The subject isn’t the focal point.






10 thoughts on “#95 – a painting and some random blathering

  1. That piece Mike is beautiful. The colors are wonderful. So so sorry about all your back troubles. Maybe you can go back out on leave, get on long term disability? I am on your side as are many here at WP and elsewhere. Do what is best for your health.

    Blessings, Linda


    • Hi Renae, nice to see you again. My employer asked if I wanted to take on another retirement community and I’m not feeling up to it yet. Also thank you for the compliment, I like the look of watercolor but dam it’s such a difficult thing to learn. Hope you’re doing well 🙂

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  2. Rushing things is no good but neither is inertia. I’m sure you’re doing the right thing. I find if I rush things I get clumsy and start making mistakes. Learning the art of timing in order to get things done… now that’s the secret!

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