no way that a d&c puts someone down 8 weeks. I have seen patient undergo craniotomies and be back to work in less time than that. All people are different, of course.
My mother's best friend from childhood is a non-practicing RN (due to health reasons). Many of these reasons were self-inflicted (self medicating with narcotics and nursed an addiction, refused to be compliant with her diabetes regimen, etc. Regardless, she is a person who deserves good care and knows what care is to be had and what care she wants...which I totally am on board with.
I am NOT on board with her nonstop seeking admission to the hospital, playing nurses against each other, calling a nurse into the room every five minutes for ice cream, soda, water, adjust the ambient temperatue, bring me a blanket, did you get my lab results?, call the doctor and ask if I can have (insert narc of choice).
My mother wanted me to go "set the nurses straight" because she bought friend's sob story about how she was SOOOOOOOO neglected. I made the couple hour journey to visit and observe. She had top notch care, very friendly, sweet nurses, and a doctor who treated her pain but also addressed her real issues with addiction (by ordering a psych consult, referring her to a pain clinic, asking for a pain contract, etc).
Mom's friend, the RN, was SOOOO annoyed with all this and kept screaming, "pain is what I say it is!" while asking me to go smuggle her Taco Bell and sweet talk the nurse to bringing her Dilaudid just a leeeeeeeetle early.
I dropped the bomb quite frankly. I was not acting as her RN, but as her friend's daughter who happened to know the medical scene intimately. I straight up told her that she was receiving wonderful care, was being a real PITA patient, and that everyone, even though they were smiling, knew her game.
Hey, they ASKED me to get involved. Final straw came when said friend asked me to be "lookout" while she smoked out the window. I refused, and she went and lit up anyway, three feet from her oxygen hookup. I went out in the hall and informed the nurse that she was smoking. NO WAY was I going to risk what could happen just because she was mom's "friend".
My mother was horrified at first, but gradually began to see the big picture. Fast forward and "friend" is in drug rehab and narcotics anonymous after stealing a script pad and trying to write her own perco scripts.
Sorry, that's a little off topic. But I can relate! It's a tought row to hoe between being a friend and being a nurse spectator.