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Mary Ellen – How did you handle going back to work?

Mary Ellen – How did you handle going back to work?

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After Molly’s accident, it was probably closer to a year and a half before I went back. And I went back very slowly, only one-day-a-week, it was really only actually a half-day a week. And everyone was very kind; it took a little while for me t... Show More

After Molly’s accident, it was probably closer to a year and a half before I went back. And I went back very slowly, only one-day-a-week, it was really only actually a half-day a week. And everyone was very kind; it took a little while for me to get into the swing of things. I spent a long time with every patient, because every patient wanted to know what had happened. And it went okay. I think at that point I was ready; it was a relief actually to get out of the house and to be able to focus on something else. And I hadn’t realized that I had always looked at work as being another burden that I’d have to negotiate, and I realize in retrospect that at some points it was a relief, and it gave something else to do. So if I had it to do over again, I think I would have gone back a little sooner, and maybe worked a little more at the beginning. I think it was helpful.

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Mary Ellen – How did you handle going back to work?

Mary Ellen

Daughter injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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After Molly’s accident, it was probably closer to a year and a half before I went back. And I went back very slowly, only one-day-a-week, it was really only actually a half-day a week. And everyone was very kind; it took a little while for me to get into the swing of things. I spent a long time with every patient, because every patient wanted to know what had happened. And it went okay. I think at that point I was ready; it was a relief actually to get out of the house and to be able to focus on something else. And I hadn’t realized that I had always looked at work as being another burden that I’d have to negotiate, and I realize in retrospect that at some points it was a relief, and it gave something else to do. So if I had it to do over again, I think I would have gone back a little sooner, and maybe worked a little more at the beginning. I think it was helpful.

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