Friday, February 16, 2007

This should be interesting

    It's early in the morning.  I slept terrible.  This is why I don't work days.  I spend all night worrying about not waking up on time.  What in the world will I do for 12 hours.  I am suppose to sit in a desk by the elevators for 12 hours and tell people how to get around in the hospital.  I can only read professional magazines.  At night, after 6 hardly anyone uses the main lobby.  I will probably be down there by myself trying to stay awake.  They torture you like this so you recover quicker.  I tell you I would love to recover quicker.  This is work comp for you.  They create a job rather then have you stay home and rest.  WHY ME.  I had to go through work comp when I broke my back.  They treat you like your lying.  I think they train you in that.  I was so glad when my neck ruptured I was 400 miles away from the hospital.  I was able to recover without the pressure of coming to work.  No one treated my like a liar.  I got the treatment I needed.

  So on the other hand I am glad they are letting me work.  Just wish it wasn't going to be so boring.  I could maybe do it for 8 hours but after 3 it is going to be so difficult to keep busy.  And what about tomorrow and the next day?  I am suppose to work all weekend.  This is driving me nuts.  Wish me luck.  I am not good at just sitting around.

8 comments:

radar446 said...

You should take a rubix cube and hide it at the desk.  I feel for you sitting for 12 hours.  That can be downright painfully boring.  I really hope this is short lived and you recover quickly so you can get back to being active at work.

Greg

kirkbyj05 said...

What about taking a note book in and writing some stories, or a solitaire game?  You will be bored, I know!  I worked in an Art Gallery, that sold original paintings,whose interior looked too exclusive for passers by so we only had the odd sales; Some days none at all. Thank goodness I got to work at the other shops too.  Its sister shops kept it open by selling well. Anyway I ended up memorising all of the biographies for the artists whose works were hanging on the walls. When interested people came in and said' we're just lookin'' and went to walkabout and came back to ask quetions, I would sometimes give them the grand tour and fill them up with interesting tidbits about the artists backgrounds.  They would go awaywith good memorie and saying how they had enjoyed the tour even though the bought nothing.  I did try......!   Lol!   What about cross stich or embroidery or knitting?  Would that be allowed for the quieter times?
Feeling for you....Jeanie

jckfrstross said...

good luck i hate workers comp docs all idiots

Deb

lanurseprn said...

I hate that they are making you do this.  When I was finally released for modified duty they had me work in the education dept.  Maybe you could do that?  It doesn't involve a lot of standing working there. All paperwork.
Take care....Pam

jlocorriere05 said...

I'd take a book in to read, I'd be bored out of my mind if it was me. I hope you recover soon and get back to normal duties. Jeannette xx  

rbrown6172 said...

ouch...sitting 12 hours through a night shift like that would be murder!!  take a novel and keep in behind the professional magazine....take a puzzle book.  i believe you're right...they are trying to make you recover quicker!!
gina

rdautumnsage said...

Me? I would probably bring a mirror and make faces at myself to keep my humor and insanity LOl. I can't imagine sitting for 12 hours and not being able to do much.
Awww......damn just thinking about it is going to put me to sleep. (Hugs) Indigo

cacklinrosie101 said...

Julie, I feel for you.  I cannot stand to sit at work and try to look busy.  Time just drags by.  Workman's Comp sucks.  Since I work for the feds, we get ours through the Dept of Labor.  It's a much better plan but it takes forever to get approval for treatment.  I tore a rotator cuff in the file room about 6 years ago.  It was a nightmare trying to get it treated although I could choose my doc.  I could write a book on that experience but won't.  My shoulder is acting up again.  My Blue Cross has it red tagged and won't treat it.  The Dept. of Labor is taking their good old time approving another cortisone shot in it....I do wish you lots of luck with this.  Chris