My First Week Back at Work as an IT Pro


My return to professional work as an IT security consultant with the Metropolitan Police Service was an enormous event for me, fraught with concern / anxiety over whether I was still up to it.  Nevertheless, I was delighted to be back doing something I enjoyed and kept a detailed diary record for each day during my first week.


I came to realise that it wasn't the work I enjoyed so much, it was the interaction with people and dealing with challenging situations.  The addendum contains ramblings about my feelings at the time.  The time period is Monday 24th July 2017 through Friday 28th July 2017, two years after my TBI on Friday 31st July 2015.


Monday and Tuesday

Days 1 & 2:  Travelling down from Stoke to London and my first impressions of work again.  My thoughts on returning to work in the context of my overall recovery.


Wednesday

Day 3:  A day starting with dealing with an awkward person / situation, where I articulated the problems I had with him.  Regardless, the day ended positively.


Thursday

Day 4:  Witnessing problems develop during an important technical procedure, yet holding council until better entrenched.  Returning home absolutely delighted.


Friday

Day 5:  I was knackered, but immensely satisfied at how things had gone.  I felt born again - a positive feeling that I still have at age 50 in the year 2020.


Addendum

General thoughts about my week back at work, and life in general!  I recognised, and tried to articulate, how impossibly fortunate I've been to have made the kind of recovery that I have.