I left hospital ~(Sheffield Hallamshire) without any rehab. I arranged my own OT after meeting an OT (who is treasurer of my local Headway branch) at their monthly coffee morning. I plucked up the courage to go after "Googling" them in Feb/March of this year. She was fantastic. I still see her on a monthly basis - combined with Headway coffee mornings. If I hadn't gone to that coffee morning I don't know where I'd be.
I had to go back to work after my pay was halved and was losing money if I stayed at home. We could not claim any benefits as my husband earns over £170 a week. I'm still finding work a big struggle and am not yet back to my earlier role as it's too busy and noisy for me to cope. I've had to reduce my hours to try and cope with fatigue but it is still a big struggle as I don't sleep well. I'm seriously thinking of applying for early retirement through ill health but we've booked our first holiday together next year and we are paying it off bit by bit and I worry how we are going to manage if I do finish work. Sorry I'm rambling. Any thoughts people?