I had key hole surgery last week. its been 6 days and I am so exhausted and still in a lot of internal pain. I ache from my appendix area to under my rib cage, as they also put a camera inside to checked appendix and gall bladder for endometriosis. Apart from not being able to lay flat to sleep yet, I also cannot dress myself unaided, or pull on any tights, pull boots on, I wanted to know if the general anaesthetic effects your Thyroid Balance. I feel completely sick, and need to sleep. I look and feel like a complete Zombie.
The Occupational Health are wanting a meeting with me this week, I am unable to sit or dress myself, let alone walk 25 minutes to my bus stop, get on a bus, then a tube for an hour, (If I can get a seat) and then be able to stay awake for a meeting to be assessed if I am able to return to work. At Home I am only able to lift and fill the kettle, just about sit on the sofa, if I put 3 massive cushions there, but then I have to go back to bed. I just cannot stay awake, I feel like I have complete fatigue.
Why they have scheduled a meeting like this just one week after an operation is beyond me. My Manager clearly has not informed them I was having the operation although I emailed her this before xmas. My Doctor was furious my Manager was asking me for every detail of what operational procedures I was having done.
Any advise on the recovery time, or how to deal with the Occupational Health wanting me to travel when I don't feel well enough yet?