I had THR nearly 4 months ago, I work in a shop which entails me standing for 5 hrs a day, carrying plastic totes of clothes through doorways when we have deliveries, I was going to return to work this week but I did some housework and it caused me quite a bit of discomfort for a couple of days so needless to say I didnt return to work this week, my GP gave me a sick note for another 2 weeks but said he cant see me going back then, he told me to talk to my manager about helping me back to work i.e. a phased return to work. I spoke to her today and she said she had spoken to HR this morning and I can have a phased return I normally work 20 hrs a week she said I can work 10 and take 10 holidays for the first 2 weeks I go back. She also told me that I have to be able to do the job because thats what I am being paid for.
Obviously I wont be physically fit for some time yet and her saying this made me realise that I will not be going back in 2 weeks time because I am still not fit enough.