Well, the first trip is going so-so. My knee was definitely swollen after a 15 hour shift. It was so swollen that my pants around the knee were stretched and they are not stretchy pants. Hmm…I did use the cryo-cuff, but I only had 4 hours to use it before I had to get up again. Then I was on it again for 5 hours and then had 5 hours of rest before I had to come back to work and pull a 12 hour shift plus a few hours extra for travel and getting ready. My leg is pretty swollen from the knee down. I anticipate having to take off a few days next week. Hopefully I’m wrong, but I think I better be safe than sorry. I have to travel again soon and want to be a bit healthier by then.
I have had a lot of support here while onsite and at the hotel. The project manager and engineer have been great. They have been helping me with my bags, helped me move to a new room at the hotel, and even helped me get ice for my cryo-cuff. I am very blessed to have such good people in my life.
When I get off work this morning I’m heading straight back to the hotel, getting ice, putting on my PJs, take my meds and try to sleep fast. I have to be back up around 1530 (that’s 3:30 pm for you civilians). 🙂 I definitely need sleep.
I hope you have a great day and work hard while I’m catching some Zs. 🙂