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Today i popped into my work to see the girls and there was a hype of activity :racket:

The phone didn't stop ringing and they were busy organising their work. As i popped in unexpectedly, they didn't have much time to chat :roll:

The vaccination programme starts in 2 weeks, the one which prevents cervical cancer. For those who don't know, i am a school nurse. :nurse: and these are being done in schools over the next 6 months. If i go back to work then it will be right at the beginning of it. :shock:

I was sitting there and i could feel my anxiety levels rising, :puff: i just wanted to :run: out.

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    Teedie, you are bound to be apprehensive to begin with, and also, like me you will have lost quite a bit of confidence work-wise sad

    I felt exactly the same when I visited work recently ....... and thought OMG how am I going to do this :shock:

    But I'm sure if we really take it gently to begin with, and your colleagues appear to be understanding, as mine are ...... we will get there in the end :?

    We can but give it a try :? And with our uniforms and badges on at least we can look professional even if we don't feel it ....... neutral

    Take care

    Katie xx

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    That's exactly how i feel Katie :roll:

    I don't wear a uniform, i wear my own clothes unfortunately, but i have my ID badge. :?

    I know that the first day i arrive, it will be like i have never been away. :roll:

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    Hope all goes well for you Teedie. If and when I go back to work it will have to be a crash diet for me my uniform will go no where near me, and as us nurses know our dresses do nothing for us at the best of times :?
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    It is annoying Lou Lou that nothing fits properly now, isn't it sad

    Doesn't do much for ones confidence :roll:

    My 'uniform' is a smart grey/black trouser suit ...... the top's fine, but the bottom :yikes:

    In some peoples eyes I am still slim, but there are now lots of bits that were definitely not there before :wah:

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    I have started to lose weight again, have had stomach problems and spend more time in the toilet as usual, i.e every day instead of twice a week :lol:

    Sorry i'm bringing the forum down again, :wink: but do you find that nurses :nurse: like toilet humour :shock:

    Lou Lou - didn't realise we had another :nurse: or maybe i did and forgot :oops:

    Do nurses still wear dresses in England? Most nurses in Scotland wear tunics and trousers now smile I preferred the dresses myself, made you feel like a nurse :nurse:

    I wish we had a uniform as it would save on my clothes :grrr:

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    Katie, our posts seem to come in at the same time :shock: have you noticed that? :lol: :ghost:
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    Yes, weird Teedie :?

    It's a case of great minds think alike :lol:

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    Better say this before any other smarty pants does :roll: - fools seldom differ :lol:
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    [quote:4c4302d4fb=\"Teedie\"]Today i popped into my work to see the girls and there was a hype of activity :racket:

    The phone didn't stop ringing and they were busy organising their work. As i popped in unexpectedly, they didn't have much time to chat :roll:

    The vaccination programme starts in 2 weeks, the one which prevents cervical cancer. For those who don't know, i am a school nurse. :nurse: and these are being done in schools over the next 6 months. If i go back to work then it will be right at the beginning of it. :shock:

    I was sitting there and i could feel my anxiety levels rising, :puff: i just wanted to :run: out.[/quote:4c4302d4fb]

    Hi there Teedie

    When I was phased back into work they wouldn't let me do too much too soon. I started back part time (mornings first for 3 weeks) and was only allowed to do certain things until I had settled back in. I gradually built up the hours and tasks over a 6 week period before being allowed to return to normal duty.

    Fingers crossed they will do the same for you.

    Good luck on your return and take things very easy - when you get home be sure to have plenty of rest and early nights - it really shattered me returning back to work despite only doing 3 hours a day in the mornings. I would come home and sleep for a couple of hours. It also took me ages to get back into the routine of getting up early and having to be ready to leave for work.

    Be kind to yourself and I'm quite sure you will succeed in your return to work - if not don't be too hard on yourself and go back on the sick and try a return to work again a few months later.

    All the best for the future

    love Melbi x

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    Thanks Melbi,

    I'm hoping my managers will stick to the support they say they will. I will be having a meeting probably next week to discuss. :?

    I get very easily stressed now and i was never a person who got too stressed. :roll: I was always seen as the coper, bith in work and at home, :?

    but............maybe this is why i have this illness in the first place. sad

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    Teedie

    You are bound to be nervous. Ive been off work now 6 weeks and let me tell you i'm really worried about going back. I have another 3 weeks at the momet, who knows might be longer but i can fully appreciate your concern after eing off 6 months.

    I think though that reading yours and others posts, one thing this disease does is makes us stronger people. Even though i supervise a team ive never been good at saying i wont take on that challenge or just plain no!

    I'm not saying its going to be easy and i think you really need to pace yourself but i think your a strong woman who will cope wonderfully!

    wow - i came over all sensible and almost wise! i did say almost!

    Mike

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    Welcome back Mike smile

    Thanks for your faith in me, i hope you're right :roll:

    When i had been off for 6 weeks i never envisaged being off for 6 months :roll:

    So just prepare for the worst case scenario and just go back when you are completely ready. smile

    Hope you have stopped doing work at home for that boss of yours :grrr:

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    Mike, that was a really encouraging post for Teedie. thank you :D

    I miss my job so much, I have been away from it for 2 years :cry:

    I called in this morning to pick up a form because a friend of mine wants me to help her get all her funeral arrangements down on paper for her family. My boss and I plan to go out for lunch if she can fit me in one day. There is no such thing as planning, apart from the funerals. As you may imagine anythng can happen at any time.

    I am very tempted to ask her if I do a bit for her on a casual basis to test the waters - you know, answering the phone during a lunch hour when someone is off on holiday, or doing an out of hours viewing or something like that.

    Deep down I know that working in the funeral profession is really too much responsibility, concentration and mental energy but I just cannot totally let go. I am such a sad case. :roll:

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    Alicia - it must be so hard for you having to give up a job you love :cry:

    I know you struggle alot with this illness and like the rest of us, scared to fail in work and the longer you are away from work the loss of confidence. :roll:

    Maybe if you helped out like you said on the odd lunchtime and see how it goes but the only problem is :? when someone is on holiday you can't plan having a good day sad

    I really feel for you :hug: Maybe one day you will be fit smile

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