It’ll be 4 weeks since my RH this coming Friday and I’m starting to get very anxious about returning to work. I found my job pretty all-consuming and stressful as it was. I work 9 or 10 hour days, with very little in the way of breaks and then I usually have more work to do at home. It will be difficult to avoid lifting piles of books and moving equipment and most of my day seems to be spent having conversations with demanding people who come up to my waist. Guess the job?!
My sick note runs out at the end of Jan and I get the idea my boss thinks I should be fit for work then. (My CNS said 3-4 weeks!!) I wouldn’t worry if I was going back to the kind of job I used to have – cosy desk, quiet corner, big cup of tea – but I just don’t think I’ll cope with the whole classroom show-time thing. Am I being a wimp?
I know I’ve got a few weeks and maybe I’ll be feeling great by then but it’s really stressing me out now. It would help me to know how long some other people had off work. We’re all different but I’d love to hear other people’s experiences.