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Taking Time Off School for Surgery

It's the middle of the semester, you are stressed in every part of your life, and you have to have surgery?

Recently events in my life have lead to me considering having a laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery in which doctors put you to sleep and look inside you through your belly button. Usually you'd stay in the hospital for 2 days and it would take over a week to get back to normal.

To anyone not university, taking 2 days out of your life to promote your health is not a big deal, but in university, 2 days can be the difference between a pass or fail. Even though universities will excuse the absences, the work will continue to pile up. Especially is you're not feeling yourself for a week. More tired and unmotivated than usual.

I can't imaging taking 2 days off let alone 2 weeks for a major surgery.

If you have experienced this, how did it go for you?
If you haven't how would you deal with something like this?


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  • Hello!

    I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this especially during such stressful times. My best advice is to talk to your doctor and get a note to present to the academic counsellor. This is a legitimate health issue and I am positive that your academic counsellor will understand and get you out of any conflicting exams/assignments etc. during your surgery so you can fully recover and rest.

    When it comes to your health, I believe it merits two days off to make sure that everything is okay. This way after your surgery, you will have one less thing on your mind to stress about and you will be able to focus all your mental faculties to studying.

    I hope this helps and that everything works out for you!
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