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Still Dumbfounded :( Still Dumbfounded :(

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Unread 09-18-2011, 06:45 PM
Still Dumbfounded :(

Hi everyone,

Last Thursday I went to GP for 2 wk post op, regular GP was away so his locum saw me, I asked for a Med Cert didn't realise that he only gave me 4 days leave!! When I realised I rang the surgery & asked if it could be extended, he reckons he can't (what BS) he seems to think that by 2.5 wks post op after a TAH that I am fit to go full steam ahead & back to work!! I rang the hospital Friday & they're going to see what they can do for me but don't know how long it will take!!!

I had an emotional melt down, just broke down & sobbed, that didn't do good for adding pain! I was hoping by today (Monday) I'd have wrapped my head around it a bit more & not be as dumbfounded & surprised/shocked as I was Friday, but I am

I know & can feel that my healing is going very well, each day I am feeling that little bit of improvement or it stays level, I don't feel like I'm going backwards at all, still have days where I'm more tired than others but that's normal. I cannot drive yet, getting in & out of car is still tender & slow, going to do shopping still tires me out enough to sleep for 2 - 3 hours when I get home (short trip), I still can't bend down & pick up stuff off the floor.

I believe I am only doing as well in my healing as I am because I'm fortunate to have a mountain of support at home so I can heal properly the first time round & as fast as is safely possible...Then this happens & I'm just feeling like, well bugger it, if that GP seems to think I can do it all & then some, well stuff it maybe I should just do stuff like I've never had this surgery as nothing will happen, but I know that is dangerous & I won't do it...

I see the Specialist on October 20th...I just can't believe it & again today it just brought me to the point of tears & more tears again, I don't really know what to do about it??

Suppose all I can do is just cry while I'm home alone during the day & pull myself together before DH & Miss 16 get home.

Thank you all for letting me vent, cry, complain & whinge.

Hugs to you all xoxo
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Unread 09-18-2011, 07:18 PM
Re: Still Dumbfounded :(

I'm so sorry you are going through this! I don't have any advice, but I do have tons of sympathy! I hope your healing continues to go well and the hospital gets back to you on extending your leave!
Unread 09-18-2011, 09:06 PM
Re: Still Dumbfounded :(

Can you call the GPs office and ask to speak with a nurse and explain everything?
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Unread 09-18-2011, 11:43 PM
Re: Still Dumbfounded :(

love to do intensive surgery on that doc and send him off to work, what can he be thinking.....obviously not in your best interest
Unread 09-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Re: Still Dumbfounded :(

I did call him back on the Friday & spoke to the receptionist to try & get it extended to be told no...That's when I rang the hospital & they're going to try & get one for me, but I don't know how long that will take

We too are & still wondering what the heck was/is he thinking as well, couldn't' believe it...crikey, it's not like I had a basic lap day procedure.

I'm supposed to go back to see him Thursday, but not sure I want too go though...I just can't wait till my regular GP is back that is for sure.

The other thing that with this that really gets me is, I was doing so well emotionally as well much better prior to surgery & this has just thrown me back in to that down, agitated, stressed mode I was in before...feels like a set back

HUGS xoxo
Unread 09-19-2011, 04:35 PM
Re: Still Dumbfounded :(

Is he a man?
Unread 09-19-2011, 04:41 PM
Re: Still Dumbfounded :(

Back to work 2.5 weeks after abdominal surgery is CRAZY! What is wrong with these doctors?!

I consulted with three doctors before I scheduled my SAH, and all three told me that the minimum time off work would be 6 weeks, and that 8 weeks is typical. It will be 6 weeks on Wednesday, and even now I couldn't sit at a desk for more than a few hours. (I go back to work half days next week.)

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