Monday, April 28, 2008

Health Update

It's been quite a while since I've done one of these, so here goes: I go back to work tomorrow. I drive a truck for a company that manufactures fiberglass and steel tanks. The trucks I've driven for them in the past are day cabs with Cormach knuckle boom cranes tucked behind. We use the cranes to unload and set the tanks. The vast majority of the loads are oversized. But, I've been gone for five months, so my old truck has a new driver. I'll be driving a "sleeper" truck for a while.

My doctor has me limited to 15lbs for a month. So, its just as well that I'm not running a crane truck. My left hand and arm are still very weak, but it has come a long, long way. It will just take time. I don't expect to be climbing a ladder to hook onto the tanks for a while. I'm used to staying up half the night and napping all day, but that comes to an end tonight. I expect I'll be one tuckered trucker before the week is out.

I was hoping to have the opportunity to spend some time moving my "stuff" into this truck, but it's gonna have to be a rush job. Typical. Yesterday would have been better. There is a load that needed to be there using Einstein Express, so little things like me wiring my cooler will have to wait.

So, back to the old grind! Frankly, I'm ready. If I'd won the lottery and been able to screw around traveling and playing, five months off would have been fun. It just didn't work that way. Only now do I have the strength to work outside, or do some minor home repairs. But, I'll be busy, out of the house, and being a productive member of society once again. It's about frakking time.


nora leona said...

I have not read far enough back to see what the health issue is, but I'm glad you're on the mend.

Safe travels with the big giant truck. Driving those things would scare the hell out of me. I do my best to keep a respectful distance.

Jerry in Texas said...

Good luck going back to work. You ARE going to be tired. Be careful out there!

Sezme said...

Hope it is all working out well for you. :)

ptg said...

It was a long winter, no?