Sunday, December 22, 2013

It’s Off to Work I Go!

I went back to work last Tuesday, exactly 12 weeks after my surgery. I was only in for 3 days, as I had my monthly Sandostatin shot on Friday in Boston.  Work was not too busy as we are winding down now toward the end of the year.  My business gets very busy about 4-6 weeks after the end of each quarter.  I still found it exhausting because I have not been in a structured environment for so long.  Just taking mass transit to work during rush hour was tiring.  I’m glad I only started with a short week.  This coming week I am only working for 2 days and only 3 during New Year’s week.  Hopefully, I’ll be getting more stamina and used to the structure again during this quiet time.

While at work, I am not always in control of what and when I can eat.  I am and will be eating out more with less home prepared food.  I have been eating a wider variety of foods now without too much trouble.  I will still bring some food into the office so I can have some control.  I went to a client Board meeting on Thursday and they had a red velvet cake to welcome me back!  Not exactly the type of food I’ve been eating lately but I had a bit and it was a nice gesture! 

On another subject, I tried Digest Gold which is a digestive enzyme when I got my gas issues a few weeks ago.  I found that it helped a lot and I did not have to take it all month, just when I had the problem.  The nutritionist at Dana Farber suggested that I should also take it in advance of any meals when I am out with clients and not in full control of my diet. I’ll keep a few pills in my purse for that.  I’ll keep using the Digest Gold for a few months to confirm how well it works and to see what type of dosage I’ll need long term.  I’m quite pleased that it has worked for this problem when other remedies have not.

All in all, I’m doing quite well now, not fully back to normal but probably about 80% there.  I’m happy that things are going well and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy and healthy 2014.