I am in exactly the same situation - I had corrective surgery to my foot and have been off since before Christmas- like you I have really enjoyed getting the 'Life' bit back in the work/ life balance and have appreciated my family and friends. I am going to call into work next week to touch base but am dreading that all consuming pressure of trying to get everything done when I eventually do return. . I would love to hang onto this unstressed calm feeling I have now ......any ideas anyone????