Post # 1
My mom is currently in surgury while im sitting at work 3 hours away. I was a total idiot and after asking her several times i thought her proceedure was tomorrow so I took thursday and friday off. While driving in to work today it took every ounce of self control to get off at the exit and not just keep driving towards the hospital. Her proceedure started about 3 hours ago and she wont be out for a few more.
The clock is moving soo slow and i dont have much to do today which is literally driving me crazy. I know i should have just told them i wouldnt be in today but im always afraid to call in or ask for time off.
By the way, since im sure you are wondering she is having a hystorectomy, which i know is pretty common, but they are removing a tumor along with one of her ovaries, which is what i am most nervous about and i am her only child, so i really feel like i should be there
Post # 3
@mattsgirl813: If I were you, I’d explain all this to your supervisor and go ahead and head to the hospital now. ((HUGS))
Post # 4
Why don’t you just leave early once you know she’s out of surgery. As hard as it is, even if you’re at the hospital, you’d be doing the same thing you’re doing at work – sitting around anxiously waiting. Might as well try and keep yourself busy to pass the time.
Post # 5
@mattsgirl813: I am also an only child. My mom had a tumor the size of an infant’s head removed as well as a complete hysterectomy when I was 15. It was a long lonely day of waiting for me and I had to do the post-op briefing by myself which is daunting for a 15 year old. My mother’s surgery went well and it was all done laproscopically even though the doctor got blisters from cutting up the tumor to remove it. Her recovery went well and she’s very happy about her outcome now.
I hope your mother does well too.
Post # 6
@Sunfire: +1. Talk to your boss, I am sure they will be understanding!!
Post # 7
I’m with the others: just tell your boss you had the wrong date. I hope your mom has a speedy recovery!
Post # 8
I would go to the hospital. Your bosses will understand.. I agree with PP.
This is routine, she will be fine 🙂
Sending good thoughts your way!