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Unread 02-17-2003, 12:44 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

Hi ladies ~ I was hoping to go back to work today or tomorrow and since my doctor did not specify when I was to go back I called to ask if it was okay to return. Her surgical nurse called back and said that she didn't want me to return until I had seen her first, which will be this Friday. Before the procedure she told me that it was usually 2 or 3 days, but since I was a nurse maybe a week. I didn't want to miss this much work so I asked if I did it on Friday and was off during my weekend off could I return on Monday or Tuesday. She said well maybe that would work. Today is a different story. Am I missing something here? Now I have to call work and tell them that I can't come back yet. I'm already scared of losing my job, they are shorthanded, and now this. I'm going to dread this call. I'm having to use vacation time at this point. Don't get me wrong; I work at a really great place and they have been wonderful to me. I'm certain that she has a good reason for wanting me to stay home but I'm not hurting that bad. Is she maybe worried about me developing more adhesions or something? Does too much activity cause this? And while I'm here, when in the heck will I be having that first all important bm? hehehe. Sorry, had to ask. Been taking stool softners and eating prunes but I have to really strain to move gas and have a little incontinence of bladder if I push too hard. Just what everyone wanted to hear I know. I would appreciate any thoughts.
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Unread 02-17-2003, 01:09 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

Hi Johnna try not to worry about why they don't want you to go back to work... just wait till you are seen and hopefully you will be released to go back.

The constipation sounds like it's possible you may still have some significant swelling inside. That might be a signal that you should take things real slow still. We all heal at different rates, and it's impossible to predict ahead of time whether you will be one of those who breezes through recovery very quickly or one who has to take some extra time. It's always better to err on the side of caution, though.

Hang in there, and do let us know how it goes when you see the DR.
s,
-Linda
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Unread 02-17-2003, 02:09 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

Johnna,

Sounds like you are taking a guilt trip.

I am sure that you are hard to replace and are very missed, but somehow the work will get done. You'll be back there soon enough. You obviously care about your job and I am sure that is reflected in your work.

What are the chances that they will fire a good hard worker when they are already shorthanded?

I read somewhere that too much activity could result in adhesions. If memory serves......You already have a history of developing post surgical adhesions, so I am proud of your doctor for being extra careful with you!

Take care! Make that call. You have to be your priority right now!

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Unread 02-17-2003, 03:03 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

Thanks for the boost. I just know how hard it is to work short. Or as our admin. says "with less". I love my job and I hate that I have missed so much. My DON says don't worry about it it's not your fault, but, yea, I do feel really guilty.
Thanks also for the info on adhesions. I wondered about this especially since I went back early after my hys. and didn't wait the full 6 weeks. I wish I had now. Feeling good at home doesn't compare at what it feels like to be back at work full steam.
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Unread 02-17-2003, 07:02 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

((((johnna)))))) I'm sorry you had this set-back today I know how hard it is to adjust to a change of plans. On the bright side, considering you are having problems with passing that first BM, I think it probably is a blessing in disguise: you probably still need to and to recover, and it would be hard to do so when you're trying to work short-staffed.

Sending lots of s your way.
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Unread 02-17-2003, 07:02 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

{{{Johnna}}}
You've already been given some very good advice, please follow it. I know it is hard when you're worried about your job, but you only have one chance to heal properly.

I know what you mean about the hyst, I too went back earlier than I should've and regret it terribly now.
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Unread 02-17-2003, 08:11 PM
They Want Me Back At Work

Made that phone call and she was much more understanding than I thought. She had had the same surgery and was off a week herself. I am secretly glad for the time off as I am hoping to do it right this time. I'm trying to follow all the rules and DD is a tremendous help.
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Unread 02-18-2003, 07:12 AM
They Want Me Back At Work

Good for you Johnna! I am glad that your employer was understanding. Now and pamper the

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