I recently posted after my first lap:
I took my period 10 days after the lap just as I was about to go back to work on reduced hours and I was absolutely floored again. The cramps were worse than ever, I was bleeding so heavily and I fainted a few times. As I had told work I was expecting to be back and then didn't make it I wasn't particularly popular. I have had 3 sick lines from the doctor for a week at a time as she wanted to keep track of my progress and each time I have spoken to my boss and updated her as much as I possibly could at the time.
I have missed a total of 13 shifts over 2.5 weeks and today I went back on reduced hours, however, my boss wasn't happy with my communication throughout the time I was off. I was wondering if anyone else has struggled with this? Before I took my period I was all set to get phased back into work but the symptoms are just so unpredictable that I explained to my boss that I couldn't possibly give her a date and time when I would be back days in advance as you really don't know how you're going to feel. I also feel like I wasn't adequately informed of the impact the laparoscopy would have on me as I expected to be back at work within 5-7 days yet I was off for 2.5 weeks and I have only been able to go back today on half shifts.
Does anyone else have similar experience?