All these experts knowing how I should be.. RANT!
Sorry folks but I must let off a bit of steam. Some of you will know that I have been very fortunate in having an uneventful and successful hip replacement in September ... my recovery is ongoing and I have had much encouragement on here. Those around me .... not so much. I voiced the other day that i have spoken to my GP and he is happy for me to return to work on 09 November which will put me at the beginning of the ninth week post op. "Oh,no!" said my friend. "YOu need at least three months off work to recover properly ...You will stiffen up and you will get too tired to cope ...." Erm ... not for me - particularly as I am not getting paid - haven't worked there very long (I am a secretary at a local GP practice - busy but not onerous in the sense of moving around ...I will manage and they are accommodating i terms of if I need to leave early etc) The next thing ... sadly, I have a very sick friend who lives in France and I need to go to see her while she is still well enough to have visitors. So I have booked a flight in a couple of weeks - not ideal I know but "Oh no!" say the doomsayers. "You shouldn't fly, you will land up with a DVT!" ... I could accept that if i was going long haul ... but i am not. Why are people like this? I am a positive person and wish others would try to be encouraging rather than have such a downer! That's it! :oops: