I had my first lap 3 and a half weeks ago. The surgeon who performed the surgery came round as I was waking up afterwards and told me it was a big operation and they'd removed quite a lot more than they were expecting to. As I was still very drowsy she said she would speak to me the following day. Well the next day a different doctor came round, told me what had been done, signed me off for 2 weeks and said I'd be able to return to normal activities and the gym after 2 weeks. I was a little shocked after being told it was a big operation. I got my GP to sign me off after the 2nd week for another week as I was still feeling really sick but then I tried to go back to work after 3 weeks. I didn't last 2 hours. I felt so sick and had to come home. I saw a different GP who signed me off for another week saying that I could return before that if I felt better and that my body had been through a lot and that's why I still felt ill but was then continued to treat me like I was being a wimp. My employer (the practice manager of a GP surgery) doesn't seem very sympathetic either. Speaking to a retired nurse last night she said after what I'd had done I should've been signed off for a minimum of 6 weeks. The nurse at my Pre op told me that it would be a minimum of 2 weeks unless they found more than they were expecting to remove (which they did) I would be off for longer. Now I'm really confused! Was it a big op or not and should I be at work by now? I still feel pretty rough but am I just being a wimp? Should I speak to my gynae who wasn't in my surgery and I've had nothing to do with him since my first consultation?
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