Today Chris went back to school for the first time since his surgery. He was really excited to be back in his uniform (he needed a new school blazer he’s grown so much!) and keen to see all his friends and catch up on all the gossip.
We agreed that he would start with a half day and I would pick him up after the lunch break so that he could ‘hang out’ with his friends.
He hadn’t told any of his friends that he was coming into school and when he walked into his tutor room he got an amazing welcome and lots of shouts and cheers – I think he was really pleased! I picked him up as planned and of course asked him how he was feeling…he replied with his usual response – “fine”. He didn’t find it difficult to be in school and carried his ruck-sack on his back as usual.
So, next week we are going to try a mixture of full days and half days and see how he gets on. Judging by how he feels today I think it will probably be mostly full days – which I find incredible after just 6 weeks of recovery.
I’ll let you know how next week goes, but it’s all looking really good here…