Yesterday was my first day back at work. It wasn't that bad - just nine hours perched on an uncomfortable stool while wearing a brace tucked under my shirt for appearances, with no place to prop my crutches in my tiny pharmacy.
But really, it was not bad at all. I have another pharmacist right now, which is an enormous help, especially since she can run to the register instead of me (I'm not running anywhere).
I'm still feeling just fine. The area is, of course, still swollen; thankfully I was able to replace the huge, bulky bandage with a small pad or I'd have trouble fitting in my clothes. The weakness I was complaining about is completely gone as far as I can tell, but I can't actually test it because I'm not allowed to lift my leg at all for three weeks.
Yesterday I mostly just spent the whole day catching up on emails, so today I'll try to actually get some work done! Luckily I only took Thursday (surgery day) and Friday (recovery day) off work - Wednesday is my "short" day and I got some work done while fitting in my pre-op, so I wasn't too overwhelmed coming back to work. Plus my technician is amazing and did everything for me. Today I'm buying the crew pizza to say thanks!