Thank you Matron

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This isn't really a discussion it is big thank you to Matron. She recently gave me some advice on when I would know if I have over done it and she was spot on. So THANKYOU MATRON. Unfortunately aching feeling only comes on after you have overdone it , but at least aimed with that info the moment I feel it I have a floppy day as one of the lovely ladies on this forum put ir. Flop infront of TV in horizontal position and rest up. It is so hard to read your body and it's signs of recovery. You are feeling heaps better so you start back to nromal duties and then next day you ache and I mean really ache down there.

As I am due back at work next week full time from Tuesday, I thought yesterday I would go into work to check how well they had been coping without me and my waiting workload etc. It wasn't a paid day just a visit. I was apaulled by what I saw and lost my temper and just started tiding and cleaning - no one had done it for 7 weeks. The vacuum cleaner actually died under the weight of the dust after just 15 minutes - one of the last things I attempted to do.. probably a god send as it was then I noticed ache start. So just check my watch - I had been there 5 hrs! So I told my boss who had taken advantage of me being there to just pop out etc how I had over done it and that it was his fault and that I would only be coming back for half days until I could cope and the state of the factory/ office wasn't helping. I slept 10 hrs straight and today the area still aches infact so does my bottom when I sit , so icepack and floppy time. Seeing my specialist on Tuesday and going to ask for cert for graduated return to work as just didn't realise how exhausting it would be to go back full time. xx

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    Wow Tilley, I think I would have lost it too. Its so nice of you to recognize Matron. She does definately go out of her way to help all the ladies with thier questions and concerns. Pretty sure the boss needs to get a handle on the rest of the office.  Don't sacrifice your health its just not worth it in the long run. 

    Blessing to you and wish you the best as you transition back to work.

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      Thanks Roxigirl, how are you? There are so many lovely ladies that post on this forum I have lost track of who is at what stage. Hope all is well with you. xx
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    What a day Tilley. 🙈🙈. Going back to graduated work sounds like a good thing.

    Matron is lovely and so good with her advise. 

    Your so right with the ache and listening to your body.  

    Wish you well. Xx

     

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    It's not easy attempting to get back to normal, something that can't be hurried as much as we'd like. I only have 10 contract hours so hopefully they will understand when I say no overtime for a while!

    Good luck with your return to work, hope it all works out for you! Agree that Matrons advice is so invaluable.

    Phyl xx

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    Good heavens tilley we could do with you in the NHS! I definitely agree you need to go back to work on a graduated return, in fact I think everyone who has this surgery should. Thank you for your very kind words 😘😘
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      You are welcome and they are well deserved, due lack of support  over here I know I couldn't have coped so well without your support and the lovely ladies on this forum. 
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      Thank you welshgirl and we'll all be here for you on the 18th and the days and weeks after your big day. Being part of this group has been a huge help to me and hopefully many other ladies because it made me realise just how little information there is for ladies before and after their surgery and because of this I persuaded some nurses and Urogynaecologists to help me put together information that can be rolled out to all gynaecology departments. It's taking longer than we thought but well worth it. I've been able to take all of your experiences to the group so we can help ladies in the future. 
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