By Steve Wartenberg, The Columbus Dispatch

I’m writing this, or at least starting to write this, at 2:22 in the morning because … well, I can’t sleep.

Yet again.

Anyway, enough whining about my insomnia (I’ll get back to the whining in a bit). But first, it’s time for an update now that it’s Day 72 of my recovery. Wow, that’s a lot of days. Anyway, last week was a big one for me, as I started back to work (part time) and started physical therapy (2X a week), after my orthopedic doctor said my busted shoulder could now take it. I can also now take a shower by myself, get dressed on my own – including those tricky shirts – and can even drive.

In many ways, I’m back to normal, and yet I still don’t feel normal. Not even close.

Work: It’s great to be back. There’s a lot of adrenaline and positive energy flowing through the Dispatch newsroom, something I’ve sorely missed the past few months. I jumped right back in, doing two web articles and one print article on my first day back. In other words, it was a typical day in the newsroom. By 6 p.m., I was exhausted. And by 9:30 p.m. I was asleep! Unfortunately, this was the last good night of sleep I’ve had. Whoops, I’m whining again. Sorry.

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