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Unread 01-19-2007, 12:48 PM
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TVH Jan 12 kept ovaries

Is your gynecologist recommending 4 weeks or 6 weeks off?
(office job)
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Unread 01-19-2007, 12:52 PM
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I had a TAH Jan 12 kept ovaries i thought it was 4 but i go back on the 26th for my post op visit and i guess i will see what he says.
Unread 01-19-2007, 12:54 PM
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I'm taking 8 weeks for a SAH.
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Unread 01-19-2007, 01:03 PM
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I had TAH and when doctor heard I worked part time at a desk, he said at least 2 weeks off from work. My DH stepped in at that point (he came with me to appointment with doc) and asked the doctor if he could release me from work for a full 6 weeks. I just went back to work this week and I am so greatful to have had the full 6 weeks for recovery. We only get one chance to heal and must take care of ourselves, allowing others to care for us as well. This isn't always easy to do! Even after 6 weeks, I felt extremely tired and achy during the day at work. Everyone's recovery is different and you will have to determine what is best for you. I recommend that you listen to your body and not rush returning to work. Wishing you well with recovery!
Unread 01-19-2007, 01:10 PM
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I had TVH on Dec. 20. The doctor wrote me off for six weeks. I asked before surgery if I could go back after 4. He said, "you call me if you feel that good." Well, 4 weeks was Wednesday and I am so glad I didn't go back yesterday! I'm still having good days and bad days, and I'm not ready for all of that walking and standing (I'm a 2nd grade teacher). I say take as much time as you can!
Unread 01-19-2007, 02:22 PM
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I had a TVH and my dr. said 6 weeks. He said he'd had women go back at 4 weeks, but most wanted the full 6 weeks.
Unread 01-19-2007, 02:43 PM
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take the 6! i'm tickled that i get to stay home and still get paid. (i'm a teacher) i know not everyone can do that. most teachers are up all the time and because i do music and movement, i'm up all the time.

the sisters keep saying we only have one chance to heal for a reason.

good luck!
Unread 01-19-2007, 11:36 PM
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My dr. said a full six weeks...but I developed an infection, so she wrote me out for two more.
Unread 01-20-2007, 07:06 AM
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I had a TVH on the 8th of January -- prior to the surgery my doctor said for me to plan to be out of work for 4 weeks. I have my 2-week post-op visit on Wednesday (24th) so I'll know more then. If I have to be out longer than planned my boss with freak since he's having to do alot of my work and emails me on a regular basis with questions.
Unread 01-20-2007, 10:12 AM
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I had TVH on Nov. 30 and work with kids who are below grade level, not real stressful work, fifth graders.
My doctor said six weeks, I went back just under five weeks, somehow deciding that the natural "restart" of school after the break was the best.
I didn't even stop to think. Most of my time is spent working one on one or with small groups.. in our schools "tower".. up and down an old fashioned long staircase several times a day. I did go back mainly because I am hourly paid, no pay for any time off and need the money.
As of Friday, I missed work, and today still feeling horrible, I feel worse now then I did even a week after surgery. It is all my abdomen muscles.. feels like I did about a thousand sit ups. Doc said motrin and heating pad..
If Only I had waited another week, maybe it would have made a difference.
So Monday when I go back, gonna half to tell them, anywhere but the tower...
If any way possible, take the six weeks, and take it easy.

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