Hi ho hi ho it's back to work I go. After a long nine months I am finally deemed fit to return to work and start my phased return .(unless the snow stops me!)
The last shift I worked was 6th May 2017, I dragged myself there and by the end of the shift was feeling pretty grotty but little did I realise within a week I would be hospitalized and diagnosed with endocarditis and need urgent valve replacement surgery.
It has taken a very long nine week hospital stay and even longer recovery and rehab to get me well again. I am so grateful to huge numbers of health professionals, friends and family who have helped me to get to this stage. I felt physically ready to return in December but occupation health would not sanction a return until now. I can see now that the extra time has got me fitter, helped build up my immunity and start to get my head round everything that has happened to me .
Today I have been for a lovely sunny walk in deep snow, tomorrow work. I feel like going back to work is the end of a long journey but feeling quite nervous and emotional.