Hello! I am in my third week being signed off work due to a laparoscopy and treatment, which is longer than I expected to be off. Although I am so pleased that I have taken the time to recover properly and finally feel more human I am anxious about the reaction from my employer. They were understanding in week one but now appear to be frustrated that I am not back yet. The company I work for have a very strict policy on sickness and I am concerned about the impact this time off will have on my pay and future at the company. I work in a small team in a very busy and demanding department and although my co-workers are friendly they aren't supportive, there is very much a 'just get on with it' attitude which is making me dread returning next week. I am still very tired, emotional and anxious, and being in a customer facing role I am worried that I will have a wobble without any support. I guess what I am asking is, what are you experiences of work while having problems with endo or following surgery. Did you raise any awareness of endo? If you did, did it help? Or should I stop fretting and toughen up a bit? I'd love to hear your experiences, I think just knowing that I'm not alone would make me feel much more confident.
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