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Unread 09-23-2021, 12:32 PM
Back to work experiences? Working with special needs children

I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago. Recovery has been going well as far as I can tell. I’m experiencing that week 3 fatigue and have 3 more weeks until I return to work without restrictions. I was looking to get a sense of others experiences pertaining to returning to work. I have a physically demanding full time job working with special needs children who can show some aggression. On a typical day I walk 6-8 miles just while I’m working. The doctor assured me I would be able to lift and withstand some aggressive behavior at 6 weeks but I have some concerns. What have your return to work experiences been like?
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Unread 09-25-2021, 11:27 AM
Re: Back to work experiences? Working with special needs children

I was hoping some of our ladies with more physical jobs would be able to share their insight, but I'll share my experience with a non-physically demanding job because there are some lessons in it.

I returned at 15 days to my part-time desk job at further reduced hours. I figured I'd be fine sitting at a desk, but instead I was rewarded with dull crampy aches, swelling, back ache, fatigue and stress from catching up. Simply sitting upright for a few hours uses the core more than we realize. I ended up working another week at further reduced hours. When I started turning the corner on feeling human again in my 4th week, that's when it really became evident that I returned too early. I was released at that time to resume activities gradually (I kept my cervix - no vaginal cuff), but I couldn't bounce up and down a flight of stairs with my usual enthusiasm. I also noticed pressing down on one of those heavy-duty desktop staplers (the kind that can staple 50 sheets together) caused twinges, and I got a coworker to staple what I needed - we both laughed about it. By 3 months I could pick up 30# storage boxes again, but not yet 50# without feeling twinges. What you have to do is listen to your body - if you do something and it hurts, don't follow through.

The walking may be do-able, unless you've not been walking during recovery. Are you walking right now? How is that working for you?

I'm not sure if you teach and are in a classroom setting, or if you are a therapist and are one-on-one with the children. Do you have someone else with you who can help? I would start writing down the details of the tasks and possible situations where you might be physically engaged with an aggressive child - weight you might have to move, etc. Sometimes we can tell a doctor we have a physical job, but without details, they don't fully know what that might mean. If at your release you are concerned, discuss with your doctor about returning to restricted duties for a few more weeks. Also talk to your supervisor / administration.


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