Hi all - I've started my phased return to work, and started very gradually on 3 half days for 2 weeks. (I am in a full time job) I've taken a week and a day annual leave so far and am now up to 4 half days (second week). I even managed to get a driver/assistant this week - which was a good job as I have had to travel almost 300 miles this week! Even though I had a the help of a driver and could rest in the car - I have found it really tiring. I took a break yesterday - and am looking forward to the weekend with just 4 hours to work tomorrow and in my local office.
finally my physio referral has come into fruition and I have had 2 appointments. I think I have to conclude that I am pushing myself too hard too soon and have to have a word with myself to ease off the accelerator and take some time to rest more. I am waiting for the hydrotherapy sessions to start to build on my stretching and gentle exercises. I was never sure how I would cope with being back at work. It is stimulating and great to feel part of a work place again. However, it is very tiring and I don't want to boom and bust! I am going to keep my working hours at 4 half days next week with a weeks leave after that. Perhaps I will rebalance myself and be in a better place to start back at work and pace myself better too!