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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:34pm

Work!

Just wondering, is everyone still finding work ok? as im really struggling, i work cleaning houses and im finding its hard enough to clean my own let alone go to work and clean everyone elses, someone has told me to go to my gp and get signed off for a few weeks, but i dont no if thats just being cheeky trying to get time off for being pregnant. ive got a feeling she will say no and that ive just got to get on with it.
What is everyone else doing? and how are you finding being pregnant and ill and working and housework?
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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:42pm

So sorry to hear your struggling Steffani. I work mainly in an office and travelling around so I am coping ok (apart from being mega tired and feeling sicky) but I can imagine it must be really hard for you as your job is more physically demanding. I cant imagine having the energy to clean my house every day let alone other peoples! If you dont feel you can do it then maybe speak to your GP, would work be ok with you being off? could you reduce your hour? do any other less physical tasks? do they know your pregnant?

Main thing it to take care of YOU and the little one but I do totally understand we all have to work and pay our bills, its a tough one hon x





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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:50pm

yeah work no im pregnant and ive already reduced my hours and they are very understanding but yeah as u say its very physically demanding especially when all you want to do is sleep, im just finding that when im at work im dizzy all the time and just need to sit down and its not like i can keep doing that when im supposed to be working i feel really guilty because they are paying for my time and im not finishing my jobs or doing it as fast and i think they might start to get fed up with it.
well i will just go and see what GP says even if she says no il no ive tried.
why didnt i choose an easyer job to do lol x
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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:56pm

Don't feel cheeky or gulity for how you feel.

I felt like that at first (been off sick for 6 weeks) but then I look at it that pg affects everyone differently and my LO is more important than what people at work think.

Go see GP- can't do any harm.x

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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 1:13pm

I was signed off for half days for about 6 weeks during first tri as my nausea was so bad. felt a bit pathetic but everyone here reassured me it was fine to do this. Looking back at how ill I felt I don't know how I managed to even work for half the day!
You'll find that doctors are very sympathetic.

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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 5:31pm

Thanks, il go and see what she says, im not sure i could even do half days as i find im useless untill about 1/2 o clock and even then it only lasts an hour of being ok-ish then feel ugh again!
just have to see what they say.
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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 7:01pm

Hi I know how you feel as I'm a nursery nurse who looks after 18 months to 2 years old and I'm so tired it's unreal and my days are quite long from 8am till 6pm
I am so tired I've turned into a right moody bitch and pick at my dear Hubby for everything.
But I've only got 3 days then I'm going on holiday and I can't wait.

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Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 10:49pm

Hi Steff,

Sorry to hear you're having such a hard time. I am exactly the same as you, I can't really get going until the afternoon and then I can only do a few hours before I feel totally knackered.

I have an office job but work long hours and travel a lot, and I've had to cut right down. I don't know how I would manage doing a more physcial job so you shouldn't feel bad at all about trying to take things easy.

Is there any way you could take some holiday or work part time maybe just until the end of the 1st tri? Hopefully after that you will start to feel better!

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:56am

Hi mia,
ive already cut it down to part time and still am not managing, lol
i just feel that maybe if i have a week or 2 off completely and actually have a bit of time to rest i might get back on track.
cant wait to get to 12 weeks and hopefully feel better!
why doesnt anybody warn u and prepare u for how bad ur going to feel lol. maybe we should all write a thread to all the ppl who are just going through ivf and let them no lol, im sure they wont care tho as we all just want to get pregnant!
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Monday, August 10th 2009, 11:42pm

Hi Steff,

How are you getting on?

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Thursday, August 13th 2009, 11:28am

Hi mia,
sorry ive not been on here in ages my comp went down. ive been going up and down, ive had some good days and some bad. went to the docs today and she gave me a month off work! so am pleased about that.
Im getting bad pains in my ovaries tho as i still have some follicles that havnt gone away yet!
How are things with you?
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Thursday, August 13th 2009, 12:10pm

Good news!

Hi Steff, we were wondering where you'd got to!

Good news about getting a note for time off work, that sounds like a sensible thing to do to me. Glad the docs were sympathetic. But sorry to hear things have been a bit up and down for you lately. That's not so good.

Hoping today is an "up" day for you, rest lots and take it easy, loads of love, Sarah xxx
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Thursday, August 13th 2009, 5:58pm

Thanks sarah, yeah its so relieveling knowing i dont have to push myself into anything. yeah im having a good day today, also doc advised me to buy some fresh ginger and mint leaves, and either have ginger tea by slicing up pieces of the fresh ginger and putting it in some boiled water and leave it in there and drink it, or do the same thing with the mint leaves, she said that it will make me feel better almost straight away and its no comparison to the tea bags she doesnt think the tea bags are all theyr cracked up to be! so theres a tip i can share with u if ur feeling sicky!
ive really missed coming on here, ive had a hard time the past few days, and i think that because i couldnt come on here and talk about it it got to me and i wasnt coping, and i cried on and off all day the other day and then my parents came round on the evening and i cried again, just beacause id had enough of feeling ill i just wanted to be normal again, im sure everyone on here has felt like that!
Anyway im feeling much btr and much more confident today!
Thanks for missing me lol xxx
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