Out of Critical Care
Less than two months later I was back at work in July 2017, doing IT security work for the Met Police in London where I had last been in professional employment.
So, you may ask “what changed?” I have given this a lot of thought and pondered endlessly - my hugely insightful response is “I dunno”
In November 2015 after the visit I thought I was reaching a threshold where I’d be fit for work shortly. My resumption of professional employment was in July 2017 - over eighteen months away (two years after my RTC). Even then, I was unsure if I was ready and we had fears that I was rushing things. It’s important to stress that these weren’t simply academic decisions based on some measure of my progress - Ruth and I agonised about my ‘rushing’ things. With hindsight one may think two years wasn’t rushing - but it really was.
22 Months of Recovery and Still Not Ready for Professional Employment
The email snippet below (to Peter) is from May 2017, in response to a former colleague asking me if I was in a position to consider returning to my former position at work. This exchange was a full twenty months after my RTC - I still didn’t feel I was in a fit state to return to work.
Arranging a Visit by an ex-Colleague
In November 2015 I was thinking I'd be back in the swing before too long and arranging a first hospital visit with a friend and colleague. Follow the link for some flippant emails between myself and my colleague prior to the RTC.
After the Visit
Email Notifications at Work