The cold Hard Truth: return to work

Today was the first time I properly spoke to anyone about an official return to work. I am being visited by an occupational therapist weekly at the moment, talking about lifestyle and fatigue management but work is always on my mind, how it might look and whether it would even be possible, in the same format as prior to my amputation. Originally I was determined, and no one was going to change my mind. However, as time has gone on and as I realise how hard everything is in my new life as a disabled person, I have come to look at the return to work differently and I now have some grave concerns.

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A month in lock down – doing a whole lot of nothing!

Tomorrow Jacinda decides our fate, with New Zealand’s full lockdown ending (at the moment) next Wednesday at midnight. There is mounting pressure on the government to do more to help small businesses – and mounting unrest in the masses who are getting a bit tired of the very strict restrictions. Interesting statistic – 97% of businesses in New Zealand employ 20 or fewer staff and the government wage subsidy has so far covered 1.5 million staff wages. That is over 1/3 of the entire population of New Zealand.

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Day 19: Full lock-down continues

It surely is a worrying time for everyone all around the globe. This increasingly feels like a war, but there is an enemy that is invisible to the eye. And its stealthy, unforgiving and its hiding around the corner from each and every one of us.

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What they don’t tell you when you start a business

I have had an odd week. I feel like I can’t switch my business brain off at all – a hazard I suppose of being self employed.

I’m looking forward to the lighter evenings because my crazy long hours makes the working week feel like it helter-skelters from Monday to Thursday evening at high speed without stopping, meaning all I feel like I do is work, sleep, (and eat if I’m lucky). Continue reading “What they don’t tell you when you start a business”