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What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

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Unread 01-05-2008, 06:29 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

I'm amazed at how tiring everything is!

And it's not so much that I've had any big complications, either. It's just the little things that pile up. It's how my whole tummy feels sore by early afternoon... and how sitting at my desk, when I went into work, made everything ache. I couldn't believe how much I had to hobble the day that I was there for 5 hours... I shuffled around, holding my lower abdomen. I hadn't done that since the 2nd week!

Yes, seeing people mention spotting and swelling and exhaustion months out is frustrating. Between my job and my kids, I wonder how I'll do it all.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 06:45 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

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Originally Posted by iluv2digiscrap
I'm amazed at how tiring everything is!

And it's not so much that I've had any big complications, either. It's just the little things that pile up. It's how my whole tummy feels sore by early afternoon... and how sitting at my desk, when I went into work, made everything ache. I couldn't believe how much I had to hobble the day that I was there for 5 hours... I shuffled around, holding my lower abdomen. I hadn't done that since the 2nd week!

Yes, seeing people mention spotting and swelling and exhaustion months out is frustrating. Between my job and my kids, I wonder how I'll do it all.
Yes, to everything you said. Am very fortunate not to have had any complications (tho a part of me is dreading going to the dr and have her say "what the heck have you done to yourself!" - but I am assuming that won't happen). The recovery is just more than I anticipated. thought it would be like a c-section, which it isn't and I ain't 30 anymore!

M
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Unread 01-05-2008, 06:48 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

I'll tell you, even being in your 30's (although I'm in the upper end of the decade) doesn't make much difference. I am TIRED! The days that I did go to work, I came home and napped right afterwards. Even the days that I don't, I catch myself cat-napping. My doctor called me earlier today, and she was very apologetic, because DH told her that I was asleep. She was so sympathetic, she said, "Must be one of those rougher days. Did you do too much yesterday?" I couldn't tell her that I'd gone in to work! :bigwink:
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Unread 01-05-2008, 06:52 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

She was so sympathetic, she said, "Must be one of those rougher days. Did you do too much yesterday?" I couldn't tell her that I'd gone in to work!

This is so odd, isn't it?! It sounds like you have a really good Dr who is looking after you - !

M
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Unread 01-05-2008, 06:59 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

It is! Thankfully, I have a very proactive doctor. I've talked to her so much over the past few weeks. This time, she was calling me to discuss results of my breast ultrasound... alas, she's referring me to a surgeon (probably for aspiration or biopsy), so it sounds like there's more fun for me just around the bend! It's really good to have such a hands-on doctor, though.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 07:20 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

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It is! Thankfully, I have a very proactive doctor. I've talked to her so much over the past few weeks. This time, she was calling me to discuss results of my breast ultrasound... alas, she's referring me to a surgeon (probably for aspiration or biopsy), so it sounds like there's more fun for me just around the bend! It's really good to have such a hands-on doctor, though.
Well, I'm sure you've been thru the worst of it and everything else from now on will be clear sailing!

Also feel fortunate to have a dr who listens and takes her time. I belong to an HMO (who people generally find impersonal) and she has been the best Dr I've ever met. If I didn't have a Dr I trusted, I would never have done the surgery -

M
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Unread 01-05-2008, 07:26 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

I felt exactly that way about my doctor. I told her that I don't know if I'd have been so ready to go through with the surgery, if I hadn't been in her hands. She's been with me through 3 prenatal tours and 1 miscarriage. I love her to pieces. She even hugged me and kissed my cheek when she was discharging me from the hospital. She's really a wonderful doctor.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 07:38 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

I love that "3 prenatal tours" - every day I become more and more appreciative of the resilience women have - we just walk thru so much - I guess men do in their own way, as well - but my experience when men get sick they become complete babies. The X-husband had an appendectomy and the world came to a complete stop! Also, I think our ability to talk about what is going on is just amazing...
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Unread 01-05-2008, 08:11 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

iluv2digiscrap - would the company lawyer have a copy of anything useful - such as going back to work too early and how the company could be liable?

If you don't want to give out your supervisor's number, find out a good time for your supervisor to call your doctor - make it an appointment.

You can say, reasonably, "Look, why don't you talk to my doctor? That way you are getting first-hand information to make decisions with (the best kind, right? )

Thank goodness you have a great doctor...I don't know how you would get through all this without her!
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Unread 01-05-2008, 10:59 PM
What to do when your employer is pressuring your return to work

Yes Tam, thank goodness you have a good doctor because that supervisor of yours is an ***! Your dr. is running the show, not your supervisor. I would tell your supervisor no fulltime work until you're released by the doctor. What if you had a major complication? Is the company prepared for that? I'd be expecting a big salary increase when I returned as the place can't run without you. Or so your supervisor would lead you to believe. She has her own agenda. It's all fun and games until it inconveniences HER.
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