@Jockette I have had some interesting things take place on the job. encounters with squirrels, chipmunks, mice, snakes, birds, hornets, angry store managers or business owners, etc. Fortunately I ama commercial service so I don’t deal with residential. I do all service work for a nationwide pizza chain in central PA, West Virginia, Northern Virginia and Maryland with the help of 2 other technicians. HVAC/R is a challenging yet wonderful field to be in. What made your son switch from HVAC to demo? My wife and I are still entertaining the idea of switching careers. As I think of phasing back to work in 7 weeks I still have many doubts. Long drive times, heavy equipment, lots of ladder time, squatting, kneeling, standing for a long time, falling, etc. My job is a VERY physical one and I typically work alone. It’s a tough call because I have a great boss and a lot of flexibility. I will be going back and will assess how I feel but I have been sending out some feelers to some of my local contacts to see what’s available. It would be easier to make a switch now than later down the road. My wife, who is a stay at home mom, recently got a job and has been working full time hours to help offset the cost of me being off. Having her work has shown us what life would look like with her working and if I need to take some time to transition to something new, I could. @NavyGunns After I made my appt. literally in a 2 hour period for the first time in a 5 day stretch I started feeling better. I waited until yesterday afternoon to make sure I was good and cancelled my appt. I have my 6 week follow up next Friday so I figured I would wait. Feels good to not have that pain but definitly still hitting the ice, elevation and rest hard, even when I am feeling okay.