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Well that went really bad. Asked me a few questions, she only noted what suited her.
She then said I'd be really suprised to know that according to recent research 'Royal college of obsteritions and gynaecology research ' recovery time after gynaecology surgery, to return to everyday normal activities is 3/4 weeks and therefore know need to ask for light office work, therefore the only barrier to returning to normal work is myself! Can you believe that???
I tried reasoning with her, everyones recovery different and presented my Nhs leaflet, which phisio agreed with. She refused to look at it, didn't even look at my discharge letter.
I said I was under care of Gp and consultant and had already agreed with employer to return to light office duties if possible if OK with Gp. She said that was unnecessary as - (quoted royal college again and said can return to normal till / packingbags/ self scan on feet as normal at 3/4 weeks.
She asked for permission to send her report to my employer, I said I disagreed with what she was saying and that as she was not a specialist ( I did ask if she specialised in surgical gynocology) she could not possibly know recovery time as only my consultant would know the extent of my repair and the condition of my insides. She was starting to get impatient and using a sharp tone demanded to know if I would give permission to send her report to employer, saying she had not much time ( hadn't been their for hour and a half), said again did not agree with her and asked for her phone number so that I could let her know once I had time to discuss this further with my GP on Wednesday, she then said no not done like that I must answer now, I said I couldn't as I don't see how this could be right, she then said their was no point to this discussion any longer as it was pointless as I was arguing with her. So I said so be it as it was obviously about wether I should be paid or not, I said that it was more important that I had time to recover than, and how long can they hold my job open unpaid and she said she had nothing to do with employment law. I said that I am sure that employers must follow due care policy and reminded her that I had already shown willingness to return to work if they could find some light office work, but again quoted RCOG research repeating 3/4week recovery.so again asked me for permission to pass on her opinionated report that missed out the stuff she had waved aside. So I said no, gathered my letters and leaflets , said goodbye and left.
Probably will have my pay cut now and maybe no job either. But will not be bullied into returnING to heavy manual work before I'm ready!
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