With my ankle fusion just a week ago, I have a 6 to 8 week period of "no weight bearing " to go through, on crutches, or using a handicapped walker.
My Orthopedic Surgeon said “4 to 6 weeks before returning to work”, BS.
I am not going to sit in bed or in front of the tube for boobs for 4 weeks or more, so I tried to refit my shop to allow me to continue at the bench, at least on a reduced scale.
I added locking wheels to an office chair, so I can get on and off crutches, plus added a tall stool at the polishing machine.
It is slow, but these changes allow me to work, at a reduced capacity.
I also added a new 3 month old Plott Hound puppy to the farmhouse and family, and Pepper has decided that I am HERS.
Pepper decided today that her place is in my lap, at the jewelry bench, not in the bed I provided near me in a quiet corner of the shop.
And I thought being on crutches with just 1 leg that my productivity could be reduced no further.
WRONG, add a puppy who wants to sleep in your lap and arms, and productivity drops to roughly Zero. But, so much love and devotion is hard to resist!
Oh well, I was told to slow down and rest, and Pepper is probably the only one who could make that a reality!