Back to work

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Code 82 Approved, May 31, 2014.

  1. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    Six painful months after my tibia fibula break, I'm back to work on Monday.
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back! Expecting any lingering side effects?
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that any side effects would be psychological rather than physical as he will always have this injury in the back of his mind, much like a pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery may be reluctant to uncork a high heater for fear he may reinjure himself.
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    possibly. I've seen some guys off for long periods of time who have a difficult time getting back in. Some with significant weight gain, others simply hadn't use muscle groupings in the extended time that they had forgotten just how hard the job can be.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would find myself being extra careful where I step and taking longer to get on and off the car than need be. Winters would be worse as I would worry that one slip could effectively end my career.
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  6. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    I always think about my knees. I had arthroscopic on both. Doesn't matter if I'm working, playing ball or just mowing the lawn.
  7. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    But not reluctant to uncork a Low heater?
  8. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    I will be starting out slow, with work restrictions. I did gain 45 lbs and none of my uniforms fit. I'm pretty certain I will be route training and mentoring newer drivers in our group.

    Thanks for the welcome back.
  9. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    Holy cow! 45 lbs in 6 months! Haha nice. Welcome back and good luck.
  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Summer is right around the corner. We should have that extra 45 lbs of courier melted off by the end of August.
  11. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I lost 25 when I had my knee surgery. Laying around on pain killers killed my appetite.

    Take it easy. No reason to rush.

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  12. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Then why are most Ground drivers fat if that's a side effect of pain killers?
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  13. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Sorry,couldn't resist....
  14. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    you should have spent those 6 months looking for a better job while you were recovering... but, alas, the job market still sucks

    a few drivers in my hub had moved on & now a contractor is scrambling to get replacement drivers while i cover one of his routes in the meantime (he should know that paying just a tad above min wage isn't working for his business model)

    nevertheless, welcome back & if you're a ground driver instead of a HD driver, well you got more box-humping than me ~ i'm still on easy st/ less stress