It’s been nearly a couple of weeks since I last posted about my recovery, and things have been moving on steadily in that time. Sometimes my progress has been slightly better and sometimes slightly worse, but at least it’s been progress.
The major “happening” in that period has been that I’ve been trying to explore the limits of my endurance and capabilities so that I can (a) set some sensible expectations with the people I’m going to be working with, and (b) make sure I keep within those limits, and don’t do anything too stupid. To do that I set myself a couple of trials, which basically pushed me well beyond my normal limits. In combination with some physical effort helping my family with some decorating, and I’ve seen exactly what will happen if I push too hard too soon; and it’s not fun. It’s basically taken me all of this week to recover.
Suddenly the recommendations of the nice lady from IBM’s Occupational Health department are sounding a lot more sensible, and having seen the result of over-doing it, I am now very motivated to not push too hard too soon, despite my nature!
So after this Easter weekend, it’s back to work. My first meeting is on Tuesday, in Bedfont, where I hope I’ll get to meet many of the people I’ll be working with from now on. Time to make a good impression. 🙂