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Yesterday I had a meeting with my boss and we went through my plan for a phased return starting next week, and caught up on the highlights of what's happened while I've been ill.  The current plan is:

Start on 60% time and review after 2 weeks. I'll work Mon-Fri mornings, and a full day on Wednesday.  Ideally after two weeks I'll be ready to move up to 80% time, but if not, we'll stick on 60% for another two weeks.  For 80% time I'll add in two more afternoons, Monday and Friday, and again we'll do two weeks and review how I'm doing - should I cut back again, stick on 80% for another fortnight, move up to full time.

I have an appointment with Occupational Health next Wednesday, which I can go to with this plan in hand, and the experience of the first few days on it.

I have been practising my commute for a couple of weeks (cycle there via nursery; walk back), and I'm no longer wiped out by it, just left a bit sweaty and sticky.  (This is what changes of clothes and work showers are for.)  I'm very deliberately choosing to go in five days a week from the start, because I'm more confident in my physical fitness coming back than I am in my ability to concentrate on my work for a whole day.  But both need practice to improve.

It was really nice to be back in the office and see my colleagues again.  I'm really looking forward to next week, and getting a bit more of my life back.

Date: 2016-02-12 15:07 (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Congratulations!

That sounds like a thoroughly sensible plan.

Date: 2016-02-12 15:31 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
You seem to be doing this very sensibly, which is, of course, half the battle. Hope it all goes well.

Date: 2016-02-12 17:11 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hilarita
Sounds like... A Plan (TM). Best wishes.

Date: 2016-02-13 10:55 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
Yay!
(See icon. ;p)

Date: 2016-02-12 17:18 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kotturinn
Best wishes. Glad you are able to arrange a setup that suits you!

Date: 2016-02-13 00:08 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
It's nice that they can get something right :-/

Date: 2016-02-13 13:28 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jae
I am so impressed by you!

-J

Date: 2016-02-13 17:42 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] falena
This all sounds great, you planned it all so well. Best of luck with your return to work.

Date: 2016-02-12 17:10 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaebi.livejournal.com
May you go from strength to strength to strength, like a lemur brachiating!

Date: 2016-02-12 23:49 (UTC)

Date: 2016-02-13 18:31 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pennski.livejournal.com
Please take care of yourself and be prepared to be mentally exhausted. After 8 weeks off with anxiety I started off on 4 hours a day, 5 days a week and had to have a nap every day for the first 2 weeks. YMMV.

I hope you find the right balance for you!

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