I have been signed off work for two months since december, but witht he previso I can go back to work to do light duties if I feel up to it.
I have been back at work until a couple of weeks ago where I took a bad turn and have been in a tremendous amount of pain since. I did call the docs and they advised an increase in meds and rest over the phone as I was too ill to come in.
I have kept in contact with work and advised of the situation c)and advised I would be off all week this week, with a telephone docs appointment on Monday as I reach the max level of dosage on Sunday
I just ogt a letter from work, telling me I need to provide a doctors note for the last 2 weeks I have been off ill.
This is stressing me out no end - i am in so much pain I can hardly walk to and from bathroom, I am in no state to be at work, yet they apparently think I can get tot he doctors to get another note, even though they already have one.
I called the docs but they have no face to face appointments anyway ( which is needed for a doctors note - they do not provide them on telephone consultations), no telephone appointments until the one on Monday that I booked in over a week ago (where I could at least discuss my concerns regarding work's latest demands), and the receptionist thinks the doc would not provide another note anyway as I already have one until end of Feb.
My shoulders and knees have now flared up - I know it is stress, I know I should be calm, but quite frankly I cannot calm down - I am so upset that work continue to treat me like I have done something wrong, they are not supportive, and they seem to be trying to make my life as hard as possible.
I am sure others here have also had work difficulties, but from what I read in the posts, mainly your employers seem a lot more considerate. I think not having a firm diagnosis leaves me open to a lot of hassle at work, so far my docs notes say unspecified back pain, althought he pain is in more places than my back, it is worst there, and always there- constantly, even when lying down so they have to point at something but work are not happy with this.
Sorry to go on, I know I am moaning and there is nothing I can do - I just need someone to talk to who might understand.
I am hoping this self pitying rant finds you all as well as possible and that you are having the good days.