I suffered a stroke last year and have been off sick, tried to return to work in the summer term but found it too tricky for various reasons. GP signed me off again and school asked me to attend occ health in august. I did and was expecting to be told to see how I was in September (my recovery is very slow). Consultant has said it may take more than a year to begin to feel better. I am in a state of shock as occ health recommended that I go through redeployment. I am now having to wait until beginning of term for a response from HR and school, in some ways it has helped me come to terms with my future but in other ways given me plenty of time to worry. I feel I am grieving my career at a time in my life when I thought I had years ahead. Very little was explained to me at the meeting so i'm feeling lost to say the least. I was told the council will support me in finding an alternative role. I will have to apply for the jobs though and am not the most confident of candidates. I have no idea what sort of role it will be or if the pay will be on a similar scale. I am so scared of my future and was wondering if any other people had gone through a similar experience. I would be interested in what you are doing now or how it worked out for you. I have contacted my union but my local rep doesn't work holidays and the national were not particularly helpful and brushed it off by saying, see what they offer you first. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks for taking the time to read this especially as it's still the hols!