Today was quite a big milestone for me. After 18 months of torment I finally made it back to work on the first day of my second attempt at a phased return after trying to return (with hindsight) too early when I still did not have my multiple post op complications under control.
I was definitely in better shape this time and calmer too. I only did 10 to 2pm which massively reduced my travel time and I had parking allocated right outside the office which helped too.
There are a few worrying signs like the severe joint pain that's playing me up and only time will tell how full recovery will be given the chronic fatigue but I am definitely managing more and more.