How on EARTH can I work 4 more wks???

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Brz04, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Brz04

    Brz04 Well-Known Member

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    I've just started feeling well and truly miserable the past few days at work...by the end of the day I feel like my pelvis is going to break in half, my feet are huge sore and barely fit into my shoes and I'm hobbling around like an old lady :/ I keep asking myself how in the world am I going to do this for another month??? And I work with kids so I have to act very cheery and have lots of patience every minute of every day...it's getting very difficult when I feel so awful I just want to cry by the end of every day!! Anyone else having trouble working?
     
  2. Dream.dream

    Dream.dream SAHM to 2 beautiful boys

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    I have the opposite problem. I'm off and I'm bored out of my mind , my sons is school and there's only so much cleaning you can do in a day

    With my first , I went into labour Friday and spent my early labour at school and work . I've never not worked but I have very little problems with pregnancy discomfort

    Have you asked about modified duties?
     
  3. J.D.

    J.D. Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing you're in the states and can't go out early?

    If it's pelvic pain you're having, get a support belt. I was signed off work last week (and my leave started today anyway) due to pelvic pain, but yesterday, the physio at the hospital made me a support brace and it's worked wonders. I have a hard time knowing when I'm in pain (I tend to feel pain as fatigue) and I've noticed that since I got the brace, I have a lot more energy. If I'd done it before, I probably wouldn't have had to be signed off work at the end. If you have 4 weeks left in work, it's definitely worth the investment.
     
  4. Feathers

    Feathers Mum of 2

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    Ask your doctor for a note recommending amended duties. I ended up moved up to work with the older children to try and save my back and hips from pain but in the end it wasn't enough and I ended up signed off entirely. But it is worth going to the doctors and getting a referral for physio. If you push through you will make it worse.
     
  5. Shortstuff88

    Shortstuff88 Mother of a beautiful boy and gorgeous girl

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    I know exactly how you feel. I work with adults with learning disabilities so have to be on my feet and active a lot of time at work. I run a lot of sessions on my own and so I can't even take a wee break now and then. I've just called in sick to work today because I was so knackered and uncomfortable last night from work that the hubby said I wasn't to go in today. I'm just counting down the days to go!
     
  6. wanabe mum

    wanabe mum Well-Known Member

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    Ahh tht sounds terrible! Sun is my last night and i dont know how i hav lasted, been counting down and the last 4weeks have flew thank goodness! Im now using two weeks annual leave and then my maternity kicks in so il b due back on the 24th july!! If i was feeling terrible or uncomfortable i would speak to my employer and if tht fails my gp.
     
  7. molly76

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    I am the same and a nurse I come home from work and feel as if I will never walk again lol. I also have 4 weeks left to work!
     
  8. cupcakesarah

    cupcakesarah Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same need to do 2 more weeks then I finish at half term. Being in a school is so difficult I'm exhausted all the time and I'm having trouble walking now. Can't wait for maternity leave to start but financially I can't afford to finish sooner.
     
  9. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    I am struggling. I work in a school too, with little ones, and have obstetric cholestasis and currently have to take 22 tablets a day and go to hospital to be monitored twice weekly but still am working full time and have a 3 year old and a 1 year old at home too. I am absolutely exhausted and feel like each day is an uphill struggle at the moment. I will be induced at 38 weeks so only have a week to go thank goodness. I couldn't afford to start my maternity leave any earlier :(.
     
  10. Yipee

    Yipee Well-Known Member

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    Is there any place you can swim? Frequent swimming and stretching in the water is the ONLY reason I was able to make it to 37 weeks. When I'd miss more than a few days my hips and back would get extremely tense and painful and I'd start getting sciatica, whereas when I could get in the water it kept me completely pain-free.

    I was still getting tired and cranky towards the end, but I could probably have even kept going a little longer if I hadn't already given notice and made plans to stop.
     
  11. Rymel12

    Rymel12 Well-Known Member

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    Right around 2:30/3pm my back pain kicks in due to my office chair. I try to walk around when I can but the only real relief is laying down. Of course this is something you can't do at work. So I suffer and have a countdown til leave begins, which sadly isn't until the week after Thanksgiving. (I'm in the US too):nope:
     
  12. saphiresky

    saphiresky Well-Known Member

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    I have 4wks of work left too. I decided to work that long tho. I'm doing ok at work, somedays if I don't get to sit down at work I suffer for it at night. My pelvis pain has gotten slightly better this week, only taken over by achey painful hips instead. Some evenings I feel like I hav old lady hips can hardly walk. I enjoy working (im a veterinary nurse) an seriously don't want to b home twidling my thumbs till baby arrives, I might as well get paid as long as I can. (plus my replacement starts in a Week or so I can slow down a bit more at work).
     

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