Let me vent: Hi I had a post op appointment... - Endometriosis UK

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Let me vent


Hi I had a post op appointment today from my lap and my doc would not give me another week or two to go back to work. I don't understand. I am not feeling to good obviously so I was wondering does anyone have any ideas on what I could do. Should I just go ahead are quest another week off work myself or just go back and feel as crappy as I'm feeling now?

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Can't you self certify? I'm not sure how it works but wondered if that was an option?

sweetchild in reply to Louise5

What is self certify?

Your GP should be able to give you a sick certificate to cover you go 2 weeks if you are still unable to return to work and longer if necessary ... Hope you feel less crappy soon xx

They did but however they stated that they couldn't allot me another week or two.

Self certify is when you do your own sick note but I've just realised it's only applicable if you're off for upto 7 days. Any longer than that and you need a doctors note. I don't understand why they won't give you one if you're still not feeling right. Are they saying they think you're fit for work?

sweetchild in reply to Louise5

They mentioned something about complications.

That seems strange not wanting to give you anymore sick note if you still are not feeling well enough to return to work. I am assuming you live in UK does your GP practice have another doctor you can see? otherwise you can try to return to work and then go home to show your GP you really not fit enough to return to work... Sorry you don't need this additional stress when you are trying to recover

I live in the US. And I know I asked for more time they said were only able to get two weeks, that I did not get.

Thank you so much and it was the surgeon who said that to me. I almost cried. Because I said regardless of what it was my body is not ready. I just could not believe that. I'm still angry. I'm just like what to do go to work and ge in pain and my employer would not let me leave because I'll have no more time to take off work. But if my doctor approve for me to go back soon as now then I know I'm not going to make it. If the doctor give me a few more weeks I'll be good enough to go back. But my body feels like crap. I don't feel ill be able to perform my tasks with feeling like this. 😟😟😟😟

I have had info from Health service that says 2-4 weeks but it is ultimately up to you. Need to clinically reason why dr feels your fit & why you feel your not. Otherwise if you have workplace health team - go discuss with them .

Yes they removed lesions, adhesions, old Endo and they couldn't do the rest they wanted to, because they were trying to save the female organs. But said that it still is possible that it is needed. I Did not know that there was not a cure.

Thank you I will do that. Why is this illness whatever it is so horrible.

We have to be some strong women to get through something so rough. I love you guys because you understand and not judgemental or bias.

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