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Dr's visit more painful than surgery! Dr's visit more painful than surgery!

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Unread 09-21-2001, 11:29 AM
Dr's visit more painful than surgery!

Boy, did I get reamed!

I had my 2 week post op check up. They asked me my level of activity and I told them the things I have and have not done. The doctor went on to tell me I'm doing way too much. I had to somewhat return to work 5 days post op. I'm a single mom and have 3 kids receiving no child support, and they have to eat! My mom helped me deliver papers from 5-11 days post op, SO helped over the weekend, but as of Monday, I was on my own. I deliver about 600 papers daily and I mostly sit in the car and throw them out the window. My manager has helped me load my car so I'm not lifting anything heavy. I've taken my kids to their extra curriculars. Yesterday, I scrubbed my kitchen floor, washed 4 loads of laundry and rested in between loads. They told me that those things are not priorities and I should not be doing them. But I have no other help. I can't get the kids to even pick up their own shoes! So, the doctor pulled my kids in to tell them I've been doing way too much and my oldest (she's 10) said "Bad mommy" LOL More like "BAD KIDS" for not helping me more! She made me promise that I wouldn't do anything that wasn't priority for the next 2 weeks. I don't feel bad for the most part, but by the end of the day, I do have pain. Today, I did go to work, but I've rested all day. But, my kids have soccer practice tonight and I have to take them. I try to stay off my feet as much as possible, but it's really difficult. Other people still have to live their lives and I can't expect my mom to take any more time off to help.

Just wanted to let you know that they really do frown upon you doing too much! they spent 5 minutes looking at how I was healing, and 15 lecturing me on what I should and shouldn't be doing! OUCH!

Karena
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Unread 09-22-2001, 04:42 AM
Take it honey!!!!!

Karena...

Sending the pillow police!!!!!

yes dear you are doing way to much!!! and I do know about being a single mom and having to do things....I also think your mom understands more than you think and you do need to have her help...

You only have one chance to heal properly and you could be doing a lot of damage in the longrun...Is there any way any of the soccer moms would be willing to pick up and drop off your kids or practice?...do you ahve a church near by that someone would be willing to give you a hand?

What kind of insurance do you have...some will pay for help in the home...you might want to look into it...you 10 year old IS old enough to help with the laundry and housework, let her it will build character..

I will be keeping you in thought and prayer and sending healing :hug; your way..

Please feel free to e-mail if you just need someone to chat or just to vent...the ladies here are always ready to listen and lend a helping hand where we can..

keep us posted on how your doing.. and put those feet up whenever you can..

Dawn
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Unread 09-22-2001, 04:54 AM
Dr's visit more painful than surgery!



I really do feel for you. I can't imagine having to do all that on my own. There may be help available to you, free of charge I recommend calling churches in your area and asking them if they have anybody that would be able to come help you out. Many churches have ministries like this. Don't be afraid to ask, they are more than happy to help out. If they aren't, find a church that is. I have a friend who had a sick baby in the hospital with 4 other ones at home. Obviously she couldn't stay at the hospital 24/7 but she hated the thought of leaving this little baby all alone. Her mom-in-law called her church and many older women volunteered to come up to the hospital and sit with the baby so that mom could go home and be with the rest of her family! God is our source and we need to turn to Him more

Heather
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