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Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon! Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

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Unread 02-08-2005, 12:26 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

Hi, I had my TAH on 1-10-2005 and feel o.k. but I feel that going back to work at 8 weeks is to soon. Just by reading some of the other mail I can tell I am not out of the woods yet! It's only been 4 weeks and I don't see how I can return in 4 more weeks. Any body out there have or had a problem going back to work?
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Unread 02-08-2005, 12:30 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

Hi ya.

Please do not worry. You will feel much better then wait and see.

There is a thread on the message board about "8 weeks already how time flies" please read and let me know what you think.

Tricia x x x
Unread 02-08-2005, 03:10 PM
8 weeks and work

What do you do at your job? I dont know about physically demanding work at 8 weeks, but otherwise you might be suprised how good it feels after 8 weeks to get out of the house and have a semblance of normalcy in your life again. I went back to work after 2 weeks (TAH on 1/6/05) but I am a teacher and I work part time. It felt great to be out among the living, and not feel like an invalid on the recliner (I was very careful about housework, and there is only so much Regis that you can watch).
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Unread 02-08-2005, 06:46 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

Hi, I had a TAH on 1/6/05 and my Dr. keeps mentioning returning to work at 6 weeks. I have a very physically demanding job (carry 50 lb extinguisher, hoses etc. up 3 to 6 flights of stairs / work 12 hour shift work and am expected to return to work at 100% capability) I really have problems with my Dr. assuming I will be ready to do any of that at 6 weeks. Sorry that we have to be in this boat and hope it all works out.
K. Vidrine
TAH / ovaries removed 1/6/05
Unread 02-08-2005, 07:29 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

Everyone heals differently, and each surgery is different and so is each job. So, most time tables are variable.

I went back to work at almost 8 weeks. I have a desk job, but it can be very demanding at times. Especially getting up and down out of the chair a lot. I find those are my worst days. If I am at the computer too long I would get stiff.

Depending on how you feel, a desk job would be ok at 8 weeks, and you will be oh so happy to go back then. I do think heavy duty jobs such as the carrying 50 lb fire extinguishers a bit much at week 6. But everyone is different. To build up stamina, I am walking, no exercise yet, but others seem to do fine.

Don't be surprized if you feel tired even with a desk job, I am still not back to my good old self. Tired every evening and rest a lot. I just passed the 4 month mark. Wow time flies, but the feelings of tired are taking time for me. Could be which surgery I had, or my age. I know all of this plays a big part in how fast you recover.

I rode the bus for 2 hours to help chaparone the guard show, and now I am swollen again, all the way to my ribs from the bouncing. It is very uncomfortable. Not too painful, just feel oh so bloated from the swelling. No bus rides for a while for me.

Good luck, can you go on light duty for a while, or part time? I wish I could have gone back part time for a month, it was hard for me the first month.
Unread 02-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

I have an office job and because I own my own business I dont get sick leave like my employees do! So I was back at 2 weeks because the staff got sick!

At 8 weeks I was back to normal!
Unread 02-08-2005, 08:09 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

I just went back to work this week (1/2 days) at exactly 7 weeks. I find that I'm tired, but feel pretty good. I teach second grade, so no heavy lifting (unless one of 'em gets out of control!).
It's amazing the difference between week 4 and 6 even. You'll see.
Unread 02-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

I went back to work this week for 1/2 days at 8 weeks. I am a district-wide school administrator, but I haven't gone down the hall at any school; nor have I been to a school. It has been OK at work just sitting at the desk & working on the computer. After work today I stopped at Publix and was almost out of breath when I left the store (after a 15-20 min. visit). I agree that your stamina will be off and you will need to work yourself gradually back to normal. Tonight I went to Lowe's & was so glad to get back home after walking on the concrete floor for 30-45 minutes.
I am exhausted now & a little out of breath again, so I know my body still needs to rest. Take it easy ladies.
Unread 02-09-2005, 12:06 AM
Dr. said "Back to work at 8 weeks? Too soon!

I am a nurse, working in a doctor's office. I went back to work three weeks after my surgery. My co-workers were all very helpful, as was the doctor I was working for. I even had an hour's commute, each way. Other than having to self-cath for a bit, which was totally unrelated to going back to work when I did, I didn't have any problems..........

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