I had my first laparoscopy on the 14th and prior to the surgery my consultant gave me a sick note for 2 weeks, so it ends tomorrow. When in surgery I had adhesions which has stuck some of my organs together so they have been removed. Whilst I am feeling a lot better, I'm not 100% I still can't really do anything, lifting etc. I'm mobile but wouldn't consider walking the dog etc. Following the surgery I also got a UTI, which is a lot better now.
I don't feel ready to go back to work as of yet so I called my Drs on Monday to confirm whether I could request it over the phone or whether I had to see anyone, I was told because the hospital supplied a letter explaining what had been done I could just phone up. So today I did, and was told the complete opposite and that I needed to see someone as they did not issue my current note. I almost lost it on the phone as the first appointment I could have is Monday, when my note runs out tomorrow (great) I explained why I didn't feel I could go back to work and she got concerned over me saying about the UTI and that one of my incisions is still a bit lumpy (stitches haven't dissolved yet either) she was insistent that I wouldn't get issued one without being seen but she put the request through. I've got to call back later to find out whether its been issued or not.
Since the surgery I have felt very emotional and don't need this right now, it's really upset me to have to go through this, I've had an operation everyone heals at their own pace. I've been suffering with immense tiredness too following the operation. I was just wondering whether anyone had any advice or experience with this- what happens if they don't issue me a new note and can't see me before it runs out? I'm guessing I'll just have to go back to work? Also when did you have a bath? I love baths and have just had showers since but would love a bath!
Sorry this is such a ramble of a post but I'm a bit all over the place at the moment and just a bit upset that I've been pushed from pillar to post by my drs yet again.