Thursday, February 24, 2011

T+24: Back to the Grind

Recovering from surgery plus 11 hours of time difference from jet lag do not make for a good combination. I got through my first week back at my office, but am very tired. I’ve been sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night, and feel if I could take a nap during the day I would. A lot of this is jetlag, but it is important to rest too.

Fortunately, much of my work can be done by computer and e-mail. However, I have had meetings with colleagues, both in person and by phone. My voice is functional but still very low in volume and very breathy. I have to use much more breath to get out a sentence than I would with a normal voice, and this tends to make me get light headed.

Technically speaking, I only took two days off from work, one was the Monday I met with Dr. Berke, and the other was the Tuesday of the operation. The next eight days were the Chinese New Year holiday, then I worked remotely for a few days, then attended those conferences and am now back in Shanghai working. It’s been a bit much, and I would recommend taking it easier than I have for at least the first month.

Drinking is getting easier, but I still have to be careful with thin liquids or they’ll try to go down the wrong tube. It’s the same sensation that happens to all of us from time to time, it’s just that it happens a little more often now. I’d say before the procedure that it would maybe happen to me once every month or two, if even. Now it’s happening about once a day or two. It is getting easier though and I expect in another week or so I’ll be able to drink anything I want quickly and without worry. We’ll see.

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