Re: no sympathy

From: Rose Lunn (
Tue Aug 28 18:33:54 2001


Yes, I get cranky after surgery. And I have had people not give me a break afterwards. I take a deep breath and smile and ask them if there isn't something I can help them with! Kill them with kindness my granny always told me. It may not wake them up, but it always makes me feel better.

As for getting up and down a you use a cane? You can always do a slapstick routine and threaten them (with a smile) with your cane like a little old lady (as that's probably what you feel like you are anyway).

Deal with them one at a time with sympathy for their problems, too. Nothing puts off a sour puss like being concerned about them when it's obvious that you could use a little sympathy yourself!

Or just imagine them in their underwear.....good for a smile and then they'll really wonder whats going on.

Hang in there and come back and share your feelings here. We all understand and will always listen.

gentle hugs, kcmo rose

At Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Cheryl wrote: >
>I was curious if anyone is having the same problem as I am. I just had
>my 6th laporoscopy for endometriosis, scar tissue, yada yada yada on the
>17th. I worked half days (or tried to) that following week only to
>receive grief from my co-workers. They didn't do one thing for me while
>I was gone, and since I've been back, they have been quite demanding on
>my time and very irritable. I get tired so fast and am still a little
>sore. Not to be a titty baby, but I am not my self yet. I'm in
>property management and it requires quite a bit of ups and downs and
>walking. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could say to them to help
>them understand that I didn't go have my hair cut, I had my insides
>zapped with a lasor and had my stomach slit in 4 places! Also, am I the
>only one this cranky afterwards? Just curious.
>Thanks for listening

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