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Jenna Fischer Takes ‘Baby Steps’ with Injury

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Her character Pam on The Office has never felt better, but in real life, Jenna Fischer admits she’s still in some pain from the back injury she suffered in May.

“Please forgive my slouchy casual pants in the most recent episode,” she writes on her MySpace page. “I still can’t wear clothes that are too tight because of my back.”

Fischer, 33, fractured her back in four places when she fell down some stairs. Five months later, she’s still moving gingerly–at work and at home.

“Off set, I am literally living in sweat pants and pajamas,” she writes. “I think I am technically allowed to start working out a bit. But I’m going to pretend like I’m still only allowed to lounge around and watch TV while eating Ding Dongs. (I’m not making that up by the way.)”

Fischer has received an outpouring of support from fans since her accident, and has seen some improvement in her condition–though it’s been a slow process.

“I started going on light hikes recently and I suppose that is a good thing,” she says. “Baby steps.” –Tim Nudd

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