But no reason to be worried. For those who get the privilege of seeing you will be thrilled! Brace yourself for all the smiles, the hugs… and the questions. And get ready to repeat yourself over and over
@RaksP i don’t have a walking stick but i do drag my leg when i walk. I was worried about what colleagues would think but they haven’t batted an eyelid. Instead they all think i’m a great person because i’ve managed to get back to work & they can’t do enough to help me.
I’m sure they will all be thrilled to see you back in the office, even temporarily.
Ibuse a stick,i felt a bit embarrassed at first i was only 51.but now i have 8 in all different colours,one has a silver wolf head,some are glittery,and i co ordinate the colours with whatvi 'm wearing,lots of people ask me where they’re from so i know they like them.charity shops,etsy,and markets is where.i have only paid the most for the wolfs head one,think it was £21…but its my favourite animal so i love it…also have 6 walking
stick umbrellas the long ones with the curved handle in pink,gold,leopard print,sparkly black etc.i wouldn’t be without one now,sometimes i co ordinate them with a hat…my boyfriend thinks i’m hilarious but you know what?i dont care i’m still alive so i’m making the most of it…i hope it goes well for you and don’t be afraid just style it out and bugger what anyone else thinks,theyve not had a stroke so they don’t know.best wishes to you.x
That’s excellent news @RaksP that’s progress for you and you keep on moving forward a few steps more each time. Before you know it you’ll be walking with confidence and the stick will become more of a precaution than a necessity
Try not to overthink it. Your work will work with you on a phased return - mine did. Also be honest with yourself. I wasn’t initially as my thinking was ‘I’m back now’ and tried to do to much too soon. My employer was really supportive. I wish you well and hope to hear about your success in returning to work and your recovery journey