Monthly Archives: September 2016

2015 – Health update and return to work

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! / Happy New Year 2015

So, here we are in a new year. 2014 has gone and 2015 is here. This is the first time I have had to update my personal blog since December. The reason being, I have been without a personal computer, since my previous laptop failed to load Firefox and thusly, I was not able to access the internet. The only way that I could access the internet was by using my mobile, but using my phone is impractical to write a blog on. Anyway, I have my dad’s 3-year-old laptop and I can start writing again….Hwre! So here goes….

In my previous blog post, I gave an update on how I was coping with costochondritis. I can happily report at this point of time; I am feeling so much better and far fitter than I was at the end of the second week last year and into January. I had of course, hoped to be back in work for Christmas but, I was not. Everyone from work who are on my Facebook friends list, all told me not to come back because there was no way I would cope with the Christmas rush. They were all right of course. After all, I was still finding going up stairs a task in itself. At least I got to spend Boxing day at my aunt and uncle’s, which I don’t get to do that often.o

2015 and the first weekend of the new year I took as holidays and I returned to work on the Friday, 9th January 2015,  my usual shift of 5pm – 10pm. I was all hepped up to return to work since being off for so long. I found the shift very hard going, and having to go out of the building and back in through the staff entrance in order to use the lift just tgo to the staff canteen! The architect needs to be found and shot because they did not include a second lift to gain access to the staff canteen. (What a complete twp!) I was sent home early on my first day back because I could not stand up at the hybrid tills. The same happened the following week. As I was just returning back to work, I had booked Saturday off for the next few weeks to help ease me back in.  By the second week, I spoke to HR manager if I could take my remaining holidays bar two, which I was keeping for March (after my birthday), which she sorted for me. Going back at the start of January turned out to be a mistake. I thought I was ready, but I was not. So, for the next few weeks and going into February, I relaxed at home with the occasional shopping trip with mam to Brychdyn.


xx Cerys xx