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Going back to work? Going back to work?

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Unread 03-11-2008, 07:33 AM
Going back to work?

Hello,
Please dont feel guilty about how long you should or shouldnt have off work. The amount of time you have off should be specific to you and your individual situation. I have spent many weeks feeling bad about being off work. I had a radical hystorectomy on the 13th of December and Im only 32...I was told your be back to work in 6-8 weeks by a couple of ladies who had already had a hystorectomy (both were a good few years older than me, when they had theres done, so I did feel I should be as quick as them). Unfortunatly I ended up with a bed sore on my ancle ffrom my delightful stay in hospital and then they accidently ruptured my ureter during surgery, so I keep having infections and new stents put in. Well I still havent returned to work and its been 3 months. I am due to go back to work next week, and fingers crossed this is still the plan (although I have just developed another kidney infection...Grreeaat!). The thing is you just have to have the time off work that your body needs. Its really easy to think that you are taking longer than perhaps you should. Dont rush things at all, if you still arnt ready in 2 weeks time, then go back and see your doctor. Its better to go back completly recovered, rather than still being poorly when you return, otherwise it will take you twice as long to get better. Only you know if you are ready x

Take care and best wishes to you xxx
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