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    Default In hospital with OHSS and not sure what to tell work?

    Hey all,
    I have just spent the last week in hospital with OHSS and am able to go back to work today. My doctor is mailing me out a medical certificate. I know that when I go back to work they are going to ask me what was actually wrong/why was I in hospital. Im not sure whether or not my doctor is going to state the reason why on the medical certificate so I dont really want to make anything up.
    I dont want work knowing about IVF as I am only a casual and if they think there is a chance I could get pregnant they might just get rid of me.
    I am probably worrying about nothing but would rather be safe then sorry (plus my friends etc. dont even know about the IVF so I dont particually want people I just work with to know!)

    Any ideas on what I could say to them without sounding rude? (i.e. i dont really want to be like mind your own business! lol)

    Thank you in advance x

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    Default In hospital with OHSS and not sure what to tell work?

    You could just say it was for girly business ( most people assume plumbing issues, endo etc) or just say it's private and I'd rather not say if you dot mind!

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    Default In hospital with OHSS and not sure what to tell work?

    You don't have to tell them. Your medical certificate won't have details on it.

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    Hope you're feeling better today, bub4mepls.

    If you need to expand on the 'girly issues' explanation, perhaps you could say that you had to be admitted for complications of a procedure or medication and that you needed close observation. Which is true.

    It's so hard sometimes to know how much to say. With IVF one day you're feeling and looking well and then complications can happen so quickly and severely. People who haven't been through it can find it hard to understand.

    Best of luck.

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    I agree with mrs optimistic, tell them it was woman's stuff and blush a bit like you're all shy. Most most people draw their own conclusions, and will back off to give you privacy.

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    Default In hospital with OHSS and not sure what to tell work?

    I agree with what a pp said, 'complications from one of my medicines' sounds like a good answer without giving too much away.

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    thank you for all the great suggestions ladies. if they say anything i am just going to say i had a procedure done (for girly issues) and there were complications afterwards so they kept me in for close monitoring

    thank u all so much! one less thing i need to worry about now

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    Yup, I had a repair done 'down there' and needed time off. I said to my boss (male) i was having surgery and he asked what for. I just said 'its girly stuff'. That was last he said about it. Men get scared when you say girly stuff


 

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