Thought I woul just say to people that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I managed to get back to work Monday and Tuesday afternoon. I have been off work since May when I was made redundant.
I had been off work with depression and reduced my hours due to finding it difficult to cope.
I decided to try a few hours where I used to work to see how I felt. I was a teaching assistant in a primary school so it is quite a stressful job but rewarding too. I felt good after I had been in school. The children were pleased to see me and staff too.
im very tired today but feel quite pleased with myself. Im just having a quiet day at home today, I have a builder here repairing guttering so that is a good reason for me to stay around.
During the five months I was off work I had some counselling , attended a therapy course and changed medication. I now have the skills to cope with life, I know there will still be bad days but know how to cope. I enjoy exercise, family walks, meeting friends, listening to music and volunteering at a local community centre. This site has also been very helpful and will continue to be. I have been a member here for two years and had some excellent advice. Even though I dont post here every week I always get a nice reply.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me so far. I still have a way to go but Im getting there.
So if you feel low today please dont give up and take on advice you are given as we are all in the same place.