Hi everyone. Just needing some advice really. I went into hospital on 15th January 2014 to have a total hysterectomy with bi-lateral salpingo-oophrectomy due to stage 4 endometriosis and adenomyosis, however, surgery didn't go as planned and I ended up having a total hysterectomy, part bowel, part abdominal wall and part pelvic wall removal as both of the diseases had spread so much. I was originally advised I would be off work for 12 weeks, which was fine, I had everything planned so that recovery etc would be fairly smooth. It is now 23rd May 2014 (18 weeks since surgery) and I have been signed off for 6 more weeks!!! Apparently the hospital have informed my GP that they don't want me to return to work until they have seen me on 30th June 2014 - this will mean that I will have been off work for 23 weeks and 5 days. IS THIS NORMAL? Also, I have been feeling a quite low this past week, my GP said it's most probably "post-op blues"......surely this would have happened weeks ago!
Sorry for going on, I just thought by disclosing everything that has happened, somebody on here may have some helpful advice for me. Thank you all in advance.