Today I am back to work after having heavy surgery and a month of sick leave. I used to work with overseas colleagues and I'd like to inform them that I've come back to work. What is the best way to write this email?

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    If that's really what you want to do, what's wrong with what you just typed here? I don't see the point to it, only your manager needs to know about your health conditions and even then only really in general terns, but whatever floats your boat. Apr 8 '19 at 3:39
  • Thank for your swift reply, the reason that I need to inform them as I told them before I take this leave and I received a lot of blessing & message from them, so I'd like to tell them I am back and the surgery went well.
    – Joykitty
    Apr 8 '19 at 3:59

I'd keep it short and professional - you're not using a social network, but there's nothing wrong with letting people know you're back and OK, especially if they already know you've been away for surgery. I'd write something like

Hi all,

This is just a quick note to say that I'm back at work as of today. I appreciated all the messages of support I received, and I'd like you to know my surgery and recovery went well.

If there's anything that came up in my absence that needs my attention then please let me know.



I wouldn't send it to the whole organisation or a large mailing list, limit it to people/teams you work with who have a business reason to know you're back, or who you're socially close to (but not so close that they already know from outside work).

  • Thank you so much for your kindness and writing! I'll send to a group that I work closely with and who know I have surgery before.
    – Joykitty
    Apr 8 '19 at 8:10
  • Really appreciate your help!
    – Joykitty
    Apr 8 '19 at 8:11
  • @Joykitty No problem. I'm really happy your surgery and recovery went well :)
    – Player One
    Apr 8 '19 at 10:12

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