On Monday 8th Feb, I attempted to go back to work. I began walking. Less than 20minutes into the walk the noise from the traffic and the light from the sky was so intense I had to turn around and come home.
I returned to the doctor, who reassured me it was a virus. He declared me unfit for work for a further week. I spent the week in the attic room of our house, away from the noises outside. I was unable to listen to music, the television, even the noises created when generally pottering around the house could make me flinch.