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D&C and Work

I have my D&C tomorrow and I am wondering how long you took off?  I would like to return to work Wednesday.  Did you feel that you needed an extra day or so after?

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  • I had mine Friday, so I had the weekend to recover. I would have been ready for work physically, but it helped me mentally to have that extra time. Definitely take all day Tuesday at the very least.

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  • Thanks, I have all of Tuesday off and my mom is coming here.  I took Friday off b/c I found out Friday and I was a wreck.  Wednesday is Halloween and I am a teacher, so this is such a special day with my kids and I think maybe coming to work to be with them will be better than laying in my bed alone all day....I barely moved from bed all weekend.
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  • I think going in Wednesday is a good idea, then.

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  • I also had my dc on a Friday, and was glad to have the couple days over the weekend. I had some soreness the day after the Saturday.
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  • I guess I will just tell my boss that I will play it be ear.

    Thanks Ladies

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  • I don't really have any advice, I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss.  I would at least take a couple of days off to recover emotionally.

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  • First, so sorry for your loss.  As for going back to work, my doc didn't want me standing for more than a few minutes at a time for the first 48hrs. I had my d&c on a Wednesday night, was supposed to work Thursday and was told to call off.  Honestly, I slept pretty much all day Thursday and most of Friday.  We went to dinner Friday night and then walked around doing some window shopping- after an hour of walking I was exhausted and sore.  It took me a week before I felt 100% myself- but I'm also anesthesia sensitive.  GL :0)
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  • I had mine at 9:00 on at Tuesday morning.  I slept most of the day on Tuesday. Personally, I would not have been ready to go back to work on Wednesday.  I actually went back Thursday and then ended up taking Friday off too because I overdid it Thursday (I also work in a school).  I was surprised, and really hadn't expected to take that much time off.  Luckily, all of my co-workers were extremely supportive (and actually, I'm pretty sure my AP never even entered my time off when I turned in my leave form - they are really great).

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  • I had my d&c friday and they kept me over night in the hospital, let me go saturday. I ended up going to work today. I really wish I didn't and could have taken today and a few days off, but I feel like I don't have a choice. They would have let me come home today, but if you don't work you don't get paid since i'm currently an intern. 

    I'd say if you can take off a few days and your job will let you, I would take a few days off. 

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  • Sorry for your loss.

    I took a week and a half off work. Physically I only needed about 3 days off but emotionally I was a wreck and needed some "me" time.


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  • Thanks ladies, I think ill take off tomorrow.  Thursday ill try to go all day but can take a half day if needed.  

    Headed to the hospital for my D&C in a couple hours.  I just want to wake up with some relief and hope for the future.  I just feel icky physically and emotionally numb.

     I'll post back how it goes.

     Thanks for your support 

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