Hello Dr. Del Junco,Patricia and Staff:
i just started my job almost 4months now. i’m finding it difficult to tell them that i’ll have to leave for 3 weeks. also, i dont know where i will be able to stay for 2 weeks in california and who can accompany me thru this ordeal.
i quess i’m needing further encouragment. but, basically, from what i’ve read on this website, I’M READY!! ive been a VERY healthy and active person all my life.. however, for 2 years ive not been myself, unhappy, un-active, cant get into my clothes, watching my life go by. ive not been able to date, very insecure…
Dear Kokoa –
There are all kinds of hotels in Glendale, and you may not even need someone with you all the time. I was by myself there for 2 weeks, except for the 5 days in the hospital, when a friend joined me. I had a great time, recovering, taking walks every day, shopping…FAS is not a hysterectomy!! The healing process is much faster, because you are not removing an organ, forcing the body to adjust to all kinds of shortcuts. You have to take it easy, of course, but you will not be handicapped!
Depending on the type of work you do, you may able to work part time for a while and keep your benefits. If your company offers short-term disability, then you can organize your finances so that you won’t have to be w/o income for the duration of your leave. The HR usually coordinates all these aspects, so you can recuperate.
Look at the postings I have on this website under “Michaela” and you’ll see how you can go by yourself and not be afraid. You may also email me privately if you prefer.