This might sound I’m being a right cow 🙈 I’ve recently been off sick from work and was admitted to hospital with pain being unbearable and my heart rate was up at 149 hence why I was admitted , I’ve now been given morphine as well as my other meds to take every day ... I recently went bk to work and if one person says aww so are you a lot better now I think everybody asked me this it’s sounds so bad but I jus want to scream at them !!! Talk about my hormones being all over the place! I sound terrible! I was also told by the duty gynae consultant my meeting with my surgeon’s was last week so the consultant said I should receive a date for op soon , I then got a phonecall from my specialist secretary she was calling me bk after I left a voicemail 4 weeks ago as I had to tell her when I had my mri while on the phone I told her I had been admitted and on morphine for pain now and I was told by gynae my meeting was suppose to be last week she then told me that’s my specialist never knew my meeting was last week and asked who I was seen by when I was admitted she then told me a lot of the meeting are getting cancelled due to theatre times . So I don’t know what is happening if my meeting went ahead with my surgeon’s or not , she also apologised for getting bk to me 4 week ‘s late and she called me 08.04 🙈 I don’t know if to call my specialist secretary , I’m half they all now I’m now on morphine and my pain is getting worse and my bowel problem are also getting worse.. xx
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You are not alone! Im currently waiting to meet with my manager and HR to discuss OH report before I return after 6 months off sick.
The one thing I am most concerned about is that I work in a call centre as a supervisor and everyone is going to ask if I am better and I will want to scream at them.
I think its hard with a chronic illness as people dont understand that it may flare up worse at times but it is never going away!
Totally relate. I missed a day recently as I had been up most of the night and pain was terrible. When I had my return to work I was asked if I was OK now. I pointedly stated that I was never OK unless you thought that living with daily pain and taking painkillers like Tic tacs was OK. Kind of ended that conversation!
Completely understand! In fact I get this even if I haven't been off work, from people who I maybe only see once a week or fortnight - I think they have a vague recollection that I wasn't well and want to know if I'm now better. I just can't get the long-term nature of chronic across to them; I guess they just relate it to something like the flu that they can understand, which has an end point. How I respond depends on how ill I'm feeling at the time. I think I probably hide the anger/pain/extreme frustration more than I think I do, but I wish I had an answer that didn't make me feel like a bad person! I know most of the people that say it to me mean well, but it's so hard to hear repeatedly!