Had my 2nd lap Friday 13th (of all days) so booked a week off work to be on the safe side, however it was short notice so I agreed to take it unpaid. all went well, found a small cyst on my right ovary which they removed. By the following Tuesday I was taking small steps to release some of the gas and thought walking 2 minutes up the road wouldn't be so bad. Popped my head into work to tell them that by the following Monday I should be ok to come back just couldn't risk any lifting or quick movement (work in a hotel) so shifting barrels and taking luggage up 3 flights of stairs was out of the question. On Sunday I phoned to find out my work hours to be told by the receptionist I wasn't on the rota, after much confusion I managed to get hold of my supervisor who told me because I didn't have authorisation to take the week off work (who by the way knew I was having the lap) and I'd managed to walk down with no issues on the Tuesday that I had been given a disciplinary and all my hours for that week had been taken away. Outraged!! Apparently pulling up my top to show a very black and bruised scar isn't enough proof, however my colleague having 3 weeks off after having her appendix out is perfectly fine, no questions asked.
Sorry for such a long rant, just highly annoyed that I've had 1 week off sick in the last 2 years even though I've been in constant pain and I get treated like this. So now I'm sat at home for the 2nd week (still unpaid)