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In limbo land still. I've got such a stressful week ahead of me, I'm dreading it. Monday I finally get to see neurologist after waiting 10 weeks (not looking forward to it) & tuesday I'm back to work for the first time in 10 months. Frightened by it all, how to cope??

Prepare yourself for the Neuro. Write down your objectives for this meeting, what do you want to get out of it? You'll still be apprehensive, but you'll be prepared. You're also apprehensive about returning to work, that's understandable. But, I'm sure there'll be colleagues there that have worried about you and will be pleased to see you back. Don't anticipate achieving too much too quickly. Work with the Occupational health/HR people to ensure that you're not pushed too far. It'll be like riding a bike - you did learn how to ride a bike, didn't you? :)


Yeah. I did learn to ride a bike but I wanted to ha ha! I'm gonna write down my symptoms so he gets them all but I can imagine he will take the Mick out of me for doing that (he's a patronising git!!!) Work are asking alot from me, their idea of a phased return is 5 mornings a week for the first week, then 2nd week 2 full days & three mornings, then week 3 back to full-time hours! I've agreed to it didn't feel I had much choice cause I will only get paid for what I work now. As silly as it sounds maybe all the added stress will bring on a relapse and get me a bloody diagnosis, maybe a blessing is disguise? Just trying to look for the good in it!