First day back at work since Christmas break, hearing a work colleague has died from the virus😥.

Terrible news!

04 Jan 2021

oh no :( i'm sorry

04 Jan 2021

Thank you Love ! , Nat ! and Silke V for your kinds words. Sending big hugs back🤗

07 Jan 2021
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Decision day! 💔 'Agree, knowing the alternative nothing can be done & I will be in a life of extreme pain'. Only to find out the aftercare of a huge surgery is based on postcode😪🤕.

I've already visited a centre attached to hospital, but now because where I live, I'm forced to go locally! Angers me so much. 😢

11 Nov 2020

Then, my case is discussed without permission! A room full of professionals have stated go ahead but the surgery can only go ahead if they have no concerns im mentally fit.. its a leg even if I wasn't OK, sure won't tell them! 😡

11 Nov 2020

All that must be so hard on top of such an awful choice to have to make - so sorry Natalie. It's been such a long road for you to get here - thinking of you

11 Nov 2020

We've got your back Nat. Reach out if you want to talk. You know where I am

11 Nov 2020

Thank you pandas for the hugs. Sending big hugs to you all! xx

26 Nov 2020

Thanks Albertine. I hope you are keeping well xx

26 Nov 2020

Thanks John, that means a lot. Always here if you want to chat too xx

26 Nov 2020
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Honestly can't wait for 2020 to be over! I don't know much more i can take. A big health decision next week. Its caused arguments and lots of stress! Hope you are all okay❤

Welcome back Nat

08 Nov 2020

Hi John, thank you! 🙂 It's good to hear from you, how are you?

08 Nov 2020

I'm getting ready for bed. I'm a bit achey despite barely moving today

08 Nov 2020

Nice to hear from you, Natalie! Wish it was under better circumstances. Hope your decision works out. ❤️

09 Nov 2020

Hello Manda, how are you?❤ thank you i really appreciate it

11 Nov 2020

Hope you're feeling better today, John!

11 Nov 2020

Yes thanks nat

11 Nov 2020
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Back in panda life. 🐼 lost access to my email so hence the long absence. 😧 hope you are all keeping well?

Welcome Back, Natalie! You were missed! 💖

05 Aug 2020

Thanks x missed you too Manda 😘

08 Nov 2020

Thanks Laura and Ann. Sending you big hugs back! (I apologise its two months late)

08 Nov 2020
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Returned to work for my team to turn against me, over my sickness from my operation... Still life goes on hows everyone coping with lockdown?

Have question -have answer. I walk with my cat today in mask, everybody with dogs,and i with my cat,so I don't ask him if he want to go outside or not,I want to go there,strange picture me and my cat among the dogs) people smile so do l and my cat)

19 Apr 2020

Get well

19 Apr 2020

Cheer up

19 Apr 2020

It sucks that your team is turning against you over being ill.

20 Apr 2020

Hi Natalie hope your ok xx haven't heard from you in a while and also just ignore them pathetic people they are xx

21 Apr 2020

Sorry that's happening. The last thing you need to be worrying about is your job. Sending love! ❤️

21 Apr 2020
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Thinking of everyone during this stressful time, with most countries in lockdown and all those working frontline to save us! Hope you are all OK & take care. ❤🤗

Thanks Nat ❤

25 Mar 2020

Thanks Natalie you take care as well and look after yourself ❤️

25 Mar 2020

Thanks, Natalie. Hope you are well! xx

25 Mar 2020
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I apologise my posts have been 'low' lately, struggling with pain & having to battle everyone! Still worried about my Nans with this new virus & crazy shopping, so visited with food shopping :)
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So fed up! As if work hasn't stressed me out enough accessing my suitability for the role, because my long term health. Doctors have stopped my medication with warning so I'm in extreme pain. ☹☹

I can so relate. This has literally just happened to me reanother difficultyrestlesslegsyndrome. Doctors tell you it's à discussion and the do exactly what they want. Massive changes in NHS last 7 years I can see in this direction. Cuts or attitude?

13 Mar 2020

Sorry to hear Bipolar Pandy J you have experienced this too☹ restless leg syndrome is awful. I hope you got your medication sorted. Your right there is so many cuts now to the NHS, but GP is ignoring Hospitals post op advice! 😥

14 Mar 2020
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Met my old manager today for lunch, shes organised a lunch date with nice work friends. We saw current manager too (no escape!). Another meeting tomorrow stressed thinking about it. Rating? 🙂☹😭
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Bad headaches constantly, I have another meeting Thursday & honestly so ready to say 'I Quit!'. Instead I've got to pretend to look 'fine' and go through the whole childhood trauma leading to now. ☹

Tried lowering medication (work wants that, not me). So many side effects and generally feeling rubbish.

09 Mar 2020

I'm on sumatriptan injections for my headaches and migraine they are great once you take one of them your headache or migraine is completely fine

09 Mar 2020

Sorry you aren't feeling well, Natalie. I don't think work should have a say on meds.

09 Mar 2020

Thanks Aiden, I will have a look into them :) I'm hoping they will ease soon without anything but that's just me wishing thinking. How are you doing?

11 Mar 2020

Thanks Manda, I know they shouldn't but they are arguing the medication affects my performance and decision making. I'm also allowed no absences in the next 12 months so delays all my treatment 😩. I'm still fighting my employer

11 Mar 2020

Thanks all for the hugs x

11 Mar 2020

In fine Natalie thank you for asking just getting on with life I have my up and down days nothing I can't handle how are you doing 🙂🙂🙂

12 Mar 2020
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Good day yesterday, visited Nan between appointments🥰. I've so overdone it with travelling, I'm so suffering but so worth it!
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Wish everything was over. I've had enough of health vs work battles. I'm so close to giving up. The recovery is making me miserable with the pain, setbacks and work trying to end my contract. 💔💔

***big hugs***

04 Mar 2020

Thank you all for your supportive hugs and comments,*** sending you all big hugs***

07 Mar 2020
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Feeling down. Work meeting has gone to stage 2, that could result in dismissal. Why because I couldn't give them a date when I would be returning to work? 😢 fed up of the battle of health vs work.

Trying to sit in a room, with the union, my boss & HR telling them. 'I'm not lazy, I've had the operation thinking it would improve my life/my work performance'. I was doing well, I'm trying! I really am trying! Told them if it fails I'm facing..

26 Feb 2020

Amputation, left meeting so 😪😪. Union rep was so good though and is fighting with me. It's one of them days I've had enough.

26 Feb 2020

Sorry to hear things are so rough. Worrying about work should be the last thing on your mind. I'm glad you have someone on your side.

26 Feb 2020

Union is good, hopefully they back off. Keep fighting.

27 Feb 2020
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Formal work meeting tomorrow re my long term sickness. I'm so fed up with my recovery, not walking for the past five months and being in extreme pain. 😥 down day.

Oh, Natalie. 😢 I'm so sorry you have to go through this. You must be absolutely exhausted! Sending lots of hugs & kisses. 💞

24 Feb 2020

Bless you sweetheart 😪can't imagine the pain you must be go threw keep strong ❤️

24 Feb 2020
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My beds lovely! I can finally rest though in terrible pain🤕. Visited work to see Manager, been off sick since October due to operation complications and need further operations! 🙇‍♀️

Sad that I miss working, but I'm doing what I feel is best.. I feel guilty for looking after myself. 😨 Just want to feel better 💦

10 Feb 2020

Thank you Penelope *big hugs back*

10 Feb 2020

Don't feel guilty for looking after yourself. That's what you are supposed to do.

12 Feb 2020
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Bedroom's decorating completed ✅ adjustable bed & new duvet arrived ✅... still off work following complications with Health but getting lonely now.

Hope you get nice & snuggled in tonight.

09 Feb 2020

Thanks Jen

10 Feb 2020

Thank you Manda!🙂

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Do you ever feel like a burden? That you should be doing better. That your running up a downwards slope.. that's me. 😢

*big hug* You definitely aren't a burden & you're doing the best you can. That's all that matters. Be kind to yourself. You are worth it! xx

31 Jan 2020
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Good: Redecorating bedroom, bought myself an orthopedic bed. Bad: Still in huge pain☹. Due back to work in 10 days after 3 months off & I'm nowhere near recovered..

Enjoy your new bed. Sorry to hear that you'll have to return to work while still recovering. You are so tough though. I know you can do it! 💋

10 Jan 2020

Thank you Ian, Manda & John 🙂 big hugs to you all!

16 Jan 2020

Aww, thanks Manda ❤. That's really kind of you, thanks so much for the support! X

16 Jan 2020
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