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I had my gall bladder removed the evening of 24th April, and after spending lots of the following day being sick due to the anethestic came home the next evening. I had been told by my consultant to plan for 6 weeks off work even with keyhole & on discharge was told again no lifting for 6 weeks. The stiches were removed after 2 weeks staying in longer than normal becasue of the Easter bank holiday and the nurse reminded me it takes 6 weeks to heal inside. The evening following the removal of stitches I developed bad pains similar to my previous gall bladder attacks. They quickly got worse so I rang the emergency doctors, and was very close to hanging up for an ambulance as the pain was the worse I had ever felt. Whilst on the phone the pain subsided a little & I was told it was probably casued by the low fat digestive I had eaten with my ibuprofen. The pain continued over the following 48 hours although not quite as servere & I did not know who to turn to.I made sure that not fat was eaten during that time or since, In desperation I rang for advice & arranged to see my consultant a few days later. My consultant took my symtoms of pain, dark urine & yellowing eyes to diagnose that there was likely a stray stone still in my system & arranged another MRI to check. Following this new attack I had felt unable to drive as pain can come so suddenly so rang my doctor on Friday to request another two weeks sick note (this would bring me to 6 weeks off work), but he has today rang and left a message saying should I need any more time off I need to go to see him to explain why. Two of my outside wounds seem healed with the others looking good, but I feel tired, have some cramping/discomfort inside at times, lie down & bend down cautiosly still, and am not lifting as per the hospital instructions. I am also worried about having another servere attack of pain. Am I being unreasinable asking for another 2 weeks off to be fully recovered? I work in a two man branch of a bank with an older lady, where I will be expected to help with the bulk coin delivery & any bulk coin paid in by customers, plus I do not think I am up to hoisting myself up onto the high cashier chair, and certainly don't want to stand all day. I am hoping to get a doctors appointment tomorrow to discuss this, but any opinions on whether I am right or wrong would be helpful.
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