Of my being out of work, that is. September 1.
That’s the day after my disability officially runs out, and the today the doctor opined that I’ll be okay to return to work at that time.
The foot’s not 100% healed yet (when I asked the doctor when I could expect this thing to be completely healed up, he just kind of mumbled and then changed the subject. The physical therapist would only say that it won’t clear up quickly), which means, of course, that the first work call I’ll get will be something like a 14 hour rig day walking on cement floors and carrying cable up and down stairs.
According to both the doctor and the physical therapist, the foot will heal a lot quicker if I turn jobs like that down for a few months. I tried to explain that my bank account won’t allow me to turn any work down right now, only to be informed that this isn’t something about which I can successfully argue.
So, sadly, I’ll only be sort of back to work, but it’s a start.