I went and saw my boss today... who said I still look like I'm struggling and in pain. Told her I won't have pain free days now just good and bad days.
She has now said she does not want me rushing back to work and thinks I need to see occupational health before returning as I can't go back like this. I'm a nurse so depended on when I'm due in... If I have a bad day not coming in affects not just the staff but my patients.
I phone occ health who don't yet have my referral and spoke to HR who have advised I am now going down to half pay as of tomorrow.... I can not physically afford that! Nor can I put my partner in this situation! I have been crying my eyes out... I know I'm not pain free but want to go back to work now... now being told I'm not allowed and I'm losing pay!
I don't qualify for any benefits or help and have no savings. My partner is not in a position to pay all the bills on his own either....
Feel totally and utterly screwed!