Isn't it the GP that signs you off work, so shouldn't they be filling in the form for disability. Afterall the surgeons are only concerned with their operation and as long as that is healing as normal then they don't want to see patients again. It is then passed back to GP to monitor ongoing care and whether someone needs longer off work to recover. Otherwise how else would people who have never had surgery but are signed off sick get disability. Make an appointment to see your GP and discuss it through with them and explain, if you haven't already done so, why you do not feel ready to return to work.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.