Whenever I see the advert for injury insurance with the woman who tripped on strapping, I can’t help but fill in the real words…
“As I walked across the warehouse with no other reason than to catch a sly glimpse of the new guy with the muscles, I saw some strapping like the stuff used to bind boxes laying on the floor.
As I’m not a cleaner and I didn’t leave the strap there, I stepped over it instead of picking it up… I mean, like, why should I? It’s not mine…
…Anyway, as I daydreamed about the new guy I went out of my way to look like I hadn’t seen the strap, because I didn’t want to pick it up, I caught my foot in it and stumble a little bit.
My manager ran over to see if I was okay, and it was at that point I realised my stumble must have looked worse than it was, and I saw £££££ in my future… so I milked it for all it was worth…”
Had an injury at work? Then 9 times out of 10 you were probably not looking at what you were doing…. Suck it up and take the blame.
Another session of physio with Judith (many thanks!!!) – and another step forward in my recovery.
Weekly hospital visits and daily prescribed exercises are slowly getting me better. I’ve started taking evening physio as I was hoping to be back at work, so didn’t want my hospital visits taking up the morning.
I’m feeling better in general, but the sitting and driving problem persists. The other day I took a 15 minute drive, and it was not great. Apart from it being very uncomfortable and painful afterwards, it also went against the rule of thumb that says: “if feel that you cannot carry out an emergency stop, you should not be driving.” I can say an emergency stop is one of the furthest things from the top of my to-do list right now.
Still, as things ease up I hope my boss will let Chris drive me to and from work, because that’s the only way I can see it happening over the next few weeks.
I really need the money, but I don’t want to screw my back up in a permanent way. As I get better, I shall do all I can to make sure this never happens again.
Meanwhile, here I am, near horizontal in my seat as Chris tries to get us out of a jammed hospital car park during rush hour. So far we have moved 5 car lengths in 30 minutes… I will need to get out and stretch my legs before we even clear the hospital grounds at this rate.
After getting a back injury at work I have been unable to drive or work. Sitting up for more than 15 – 20 minutes has been a pain, and although I am getting much better, I am still in pain. As I said in a previous blog entry, I will not let this happen again, and am doing all I can to avoid the problem repeating.
Things are a bit tight for us at the moment – and it doesn’t help the fact that my pay has been greatly reduced, and I mean greatly reduced. Try less than £200 for a month – and that’s not what it has been reduced by…. it is what it has been reduced to.
It’s not like I’m just sitting at home and slacking – I can’t work at the moment – and all due to a work related reason. Once more, the job dodgers who can’t be bothered to work out there are getting more money than me. Not happy. Now I have pain, and some serious stress over income.
With bills and mortgages, it means Christmas is off. The stuff we’ve got already is fair enough – Alex will still get a few things, but that’s it. Sorry to all others, but the best I can give this year is a “Merry Christmas”.
I will update when I figure out what the Hell I am going to do. For one…. I need to pay the mortgage and bills… and that is a major problem now. Major.
To try and keep it clean, all I can say is “Bugger”.