Hi, everybody. I thought I'd share some of my work issues with you and see if your experiences have been similar or different. This week I went to the doctor who officially decides when I go back to work and how--that is, gradually, or back to 8 hours a day all at once. This doctor was extremely cautious--she insists that I have a consultation with a cardiologist before going back to work, mainly because I had a pulse of 96-98 when she checked me (I was nervous!). My normal pulse isn't that high--it's usually in the 80s. Anyway--she extended my sick leave until mid-September. I've been off work since July 19--had a massive bilateral PE on July 20. 2 days in Intensive Care, total week in the hospital. Meanwhile, my boss is on my back, wanting to know my "gut feeling" about whether I'll be back full time after 16. I don't know what to tell her. My gut feeling has nothing to do with it--the doctor has to give me permission to work, and in any case I have no idea how I'll feel in 3 weeks' time. Have any of you had issues like this with your employers?? Thank goodness I have plenty of sick days and vacation days, but I feel really pressured. I'd love to hear about your experiences, everyone!
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