Oh Ivy I feel your pain!! I started a new job just weeks before I had to have my first abscess surgery..... ended up in E.R, then back at work again, then 1st surgery (2 days off work) then that didn't work properly, so another 2 days off for a 2nd surgery, and that's not to mention the APPOINTMENTS!! Why is it that specialists are only EVER available to see you at, say 1:15? The middle of the day? So you have to trek there from work! I haven't had a holiday or chance to see my family since easter, and it's so depressing. All of my work leave is swallowed up with iron infusions, remi infusions, surgeons appointments, surgeries, gastro follow-ups, the list is literally endless! And trying to fit them in around a full-time job is near impossible! sigh.