I have had a TAH, 3lb fibroid removed, 20 week sized uterus removed on the 24th Sept. I have had severe endo and the op lasted 3 hours. I am now 6 weeks post op and decided to go to my GP as my Gynae appointment is not until 27th November and my sick note is due to run out this Thursday 8th November.
I asked my GP for another sick note for 6 weeks. I told him that I work as a Teaching Assistant in a local primary school, I start work at 7.45 as I run a breakfast club until 9 am, then I go straight into class until 11.45 and then I work as a welfare assistant. I explained that it's a very long day and there is a lot of bending, lifting, children hugging and running into you and that this term is a very stressful term what with Christmas etc. My GP said oh you are ok with lifting as everything is healed by 6 weeks and won't cause any damage. I asked him for another sick note as I didn't feel ready and could I have another one for 6 weeks. He said he thinks I'm pulling a fast one and that it's too long!! I said that the school are brilliant and that the head teacher told me that they do not expect my back until after Christmas. He wasn't agreeing with that. He thinks I'm swinging the lead!! He reluctantly gave me 4 weeks .
I feel really hurt by his remarks as he went onto tell me when he had a serious operation on his stomach and how painful it e was etc. What about me then??? Have I not been through it?
Sorry about the rant.
Does anyone else think that 6 weeks in too early? Is 10 weeks too early or the right time to go back. I appreciate everyone is different and we all recover in different ways etc but would like to hear from others who have/are going through the same.
Many thats for reading this.