I am finally back to work after 332 days on medical leave. It was easier to go on leave than it has been to get off of it. To go on leave I simply had to show I was having surgery, then a couple months later provide documentation for a second surgery.
To return to work my doctor had to complete 'return to work' paperwork. It was okay except they are still in the dark ages technologically. I ended up having to drive 150 kilometres to deliver the paperwork to them in person. I did that, and the doctor only took 4 days (2 the weekend) to get it completed. I told them 3 times I wanted it mailed back to me, no point in driving that far when even Canada Post can be depended on to get it to me within the week.
So the Tuesday I get a call, during a snowstorm, letting me know the paperwork was ready to be picked up. I told them, again, that I wanted it mailed. The post office is 4 blocks from the doctors office versus me living 150kms away. Ok, no problem, it might take time to get there with covid. Normally mail from Owen Sound takes one to three days to reach me.
A week goes by, two weeks, and at the end of the third week I try calling them, several times, but the receptionist I need to talk to is never there. For some reason the rest of them can not write a note to her to tell her to call me? I think they did though.
A few more days pass and finally I am fed up, and I make the drive up there, again, to pick up a copy of the paperwork. It took several times asking but I find out she had mailed it to me the WEEK before! One week! It took her two weeks to go 4, ok, 8, blocks to the post office??
Anyways, I got the paperwork, scanned it and emailed it to my insurance, ironic a guy making minimum wage is in the 21st century when it comes to tech versus a doctors office eh?
I got the original copies of the paperwork one full week later. I think she lied to me, there's no way it took 2 full weeks to get here from Owen Sound (a mail sorting hub) but I digress. We won't even go into how she sent confidential medical information in a simple manila envelope, not even a signature or tracking number. She spent $4 on stamps for it why not $1 more to track it for security sake?
But seriously, the office doesn't have secure email? I mean, pay the $45 a year US and get an email account instead of gmail! I, as I said, have all these things and earn under $15 an hour (excluding the fact I have been on leave for a year earning under 75% of my regular pay).
It is hard to get back into the swing of things. I have temporarily forgotten half the things I had known by heart after 2 years. It is stressful and awkward because I know part of a task I need to do, but then need help from people I trained a year ago to remember how to finish it.
I was intending to work my 28 hours my first week but thankfully it turns out I will only work 19. I think I am going to need a couple weeks to get used to what I already know. It is made doubly stressful with all of this ridiculous covid precautions crap.
I understand now, after wearing a mask (even in intervals between breaks) why babies hate wet diapers. It is this soggy contaminated cloth diaper stuck to your skin all day. I take it off and it is drenched in lip sweat and moisture from breathing heavier than normal.
I have to stifle a cough so as to not scare anyone to thinking I meant have covid when, in fact, my lungs and throat are desperately drawing in oxygen. They won't let us wear face shields without a doctors note, sure, I have not had a doctor since 2009 let me find one just to get a mask exemption note. It is not like I have any other medical concerns that have been self-managed for over a decade that would have priority eh?
My only hope is that saviors like Randy Hillier and others break this cycle of MSM fearporn and bring an end to the scamdemic before the next wave of people sick are those suffering the ill effects of wearing a useless piece of cloth on their faces.