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Two weeks back to work? Realistic?? Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

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Unread 11-15-2005, 12:00 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

My doctor says that I will be back to work in two weeks. Is this truely possible??? I am scheduled for a TH/LSO. I haven't been told how the surgery will be preformed yet. I am guessing I will find out on Thurs, witch is my preop date. I would like to give my boss a realistic date of my return. I work as an assistant to and CPA it is only him and I in the office. Nothing physically streanous to my job.

Thank you for all your responces.

Kimber
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Unread 11-15-2005, 12:06 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

Hi Kimber,

I had a LSH and went back to work slowly at 2 weeks with a Dr's okay. Possibly you are having this type of surgery or a LAVH?? From what I have read on H.S. , a TAH usually requires 6-8 weeks off work so it sounds like you are having a less invasive hyst.

Here is a Hyster Sisters link that goes over the different types of hysts and recovery times:

https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/hsa...p?s=&id=152317

Best wishes,

Mary

Best wishes,

Mary
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Unread 11-15-2005, 12:07 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

Wow, good question! I have no idea because I was told that I would be healing for 6 to 8 weeks and that I could not drive either. Some Sisters will come by soon with knowledge on what they went through...
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Unread 11-15-2005, 01:49 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

2 weeks does not sound right, I don't care how non strenuous your job is! I would question your dr on this. You need to be off you pain meds a good 48 hrs before you even drive. I would seriously question him on this and if he still says 2 weeks- then get a second opinion. I have never heard of anything like that after major surgery and no matter how you look at it they consider any kind of hysterectomy is major surg.
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Unread 11-15-2005, 01:54 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

I agree with tcupps.
I know a vaginal hyst is less invasive, but you still have all that healing to do on the inside, don't you? Plus, your body has the anaesthetic in its system for a while. You will probably feel very tired, you might not be sleeping well and you will probably still be having trouble getting your digestive system back to normal.

If I were you I would settle to the fact you need 6 weeks. I also agree that you should get a second opinion. I know that many surgeons don't realise the extent of the recovery process - they're not fully involved in it are they? But he should still be aware that it takes more than 2 weeks! What if you tore something? What if you caused adhesions? Think carefully about this.

Take care.Miz
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Unread 11-15-2005, 02:00 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

I'm having a vag. hyst (if they take the ovaries it will be lap assisted) and I was told 6 weeks. I will have lots of internal stitches - no abdominal.
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Unread 11-15-2005, 02:06 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

Before my surgury my doc said I could work at 3 weeks but I could barely walk or think at 3 weeks post op! I went back to work at 7 weeks and that was perfect. My dr said no driving untill 4 weeks, I drove very short distances at 3 weeks.
My job is very laid back too but I was not emotionally ready to work untill 7 weeks. Please take it slow and remember to paper the princess!
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Unread 11-15-2005, 02:30 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

I am having an LAVH and the doc said I would be out at least 4-6 weeks...I would definitely check with the doc and make sure that the answer you heard was one that he meant to give to that particular question
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Unread 11-15-2005, 02:48 PM
Two weeks back to work? Realistic??

I had a TVH at 9:30 am at an outpatient OR. I was home by 3pm that day, and was also told go back to work at two weeks, half days and then full time the following. I also work in an office setting. Two weeks is too soon and although I made it back to work ok (with a driver to and from)I would have taken at least four weeks off if I had known how run down and tired I would be. I was still quite sore as well. Some folks just recover quicker I think. Best of luck to you.
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Unread 11-15-2005, 03:31 PM
Thank for all your replys

My boss and I have discussed the posibilty of my not returning at two weeks and he is ok with it, but I only have two weeks vacation. So I hope and pray I will bounce right back or half bounce back so that I can return.

Kimber
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