I finally had my appointment with the surgeon who will be doing the pain pump. I heard the usual risk that are involved, signed all the consent forms so I guess now all I need is a date. Im nervous to say the least but excited at the same time. Per the surgeon " In your case the sooner the surgery the better". so by that statement I am assuming it will not be long now. i informed work of the upcoming surgery and was taken back by the reaction of my supervisor. It was not a good one. I realize that me not being at work 4 to 6 weeks will cause a disruption in the practice but the reaction made me feel guilty for doing this. Is the reaction due to being told "pain pump?" I am not worried about my job, I do a great job there and am always being rewarded for it in ways of bonuses or PTO. I have hid my medical problems from work since I was hired which was about a year and a half ago. I learned from previous employers that it is not a good idea to let them know of all my issues. My previous job i was upfront about my issues and it got me no where but fired. Long story short so now I sit here and worry about the reaction I was given. It sucks feeling this way. My supervisor and I have a great relationship and it bothers me of her reaction. Almost to the point of wanting to say I am sorry for the inconvenience but Ill be D##med if I apologize for something I have no control over. Maybe Im being over-sensitive, I dont know. what I do know is I dont like feeling this way.