Well I'm back to work and I don't know whether I have ever really said what I do... I work in a rehabilitation unit for children and young people who have had a brain injury. They can be any age from 0-18 and can have suffered any injury to any extent. So it is a very varied job.
Going back to work as a parent has made me look at the children and their families from a slightly different angle. I didn't think it would make a difference but I feel it somehow does. I think I put myself into their situations a bit more, don't get me wrong I can't begin to imagine what the families are going through. But I can't help thinking what if that was Riley? How would we cope? I don't think it makes the job any harder and I still really enjoy work, I think it just adds a different dimension to situations.
I have always been so inspired by the children and families I work with, they have such huge challenges to face and they work so hard, I don't know how they do it, but I hope we help to support them as much as we can.