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Yesterday I went for my 12 week hospital check, what a refreshing change of attitude I had from the Nurse there!
After having quite abrupt conversations with my GP about my recovery-her attitude was “it was a Laproscopic operation, no complications and it was “months” ago-I should be back to normal”!!
This quite upset me as she failed to remember I have other health conditions that impact on my health, well being and recovery!
I have an under active thyroid=so I’m already tired much of the time, I have mild scoliosis =so I have back pain much of the time, I’m going through the Menopause =variety of symptoms!
I’m also the sole carer of two kids, one with severe autism, non verbal who is totally reliant on me-she is going through puberty too so can is often a handful!
The nurse “got it” completely, she dismissed the GP’s comments, that recovery can take ages, that I could be 80% recovered by 8 weeks but the last 20% could take AGES to achieve!
Made me feel so much better than I did after I spoke to the GP!
So, I would advise people to listen to their bodies more than anything else-the operations we’ve had were a big deal and don’t let impatient GPs guilt trip you into thinking you’re lazy or a hypochondriac!
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