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I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1? I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

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Unread 07-29-2007, 04:20 PM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

HI,
I'm post op 6 days and I'm wondering whether I should return to work this coming Wednesday. It will be 9 days post op. I can sit at my desk and walk also but I'm wondering if I should or not? My doctor told me to call her first if I feel I can go back to work sooner than she thinks. I know it's pretty much up to me but I just don't want it to set me back with my healing. I'm doing pretty good right now, except for ciatica which is the only thing hurting me. I'm getting an MRI done for that soon. I thought some of ya'll might have some good input on this...
Thank you
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Unread 07-29-2007, 04:26 PM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

please dont do it, it is too soon no matter how you are feeling, even sitting!!

i cant believe your doc would release you 9 days post op!!
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Unread 07-29-2007, 04:40 PM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

I agree with Lala,

Your body needs time to heal properly. There was a lot done inside your body that take time to heal completely. Please dont risk your health. Plus once you go back they will expect you to be fine.

Take care of yourself!!
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Unread 07-29-2007, 08:56 PM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

I can't imagine going back 9 days post op....it was hard enough 8 WEEKS post op!
Seriously, it's way too soon....you still have so much healing to do.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 09:02 PM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

WOW!! I wasn't even venturing out of the house that soon after my LSH...I cannot imagine going back to work that soon!!!! I am almost four weeks post op and can only now start sitting in a chair upright without too much discomfort!!!



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Originally Posted by roses_r_red
HI,
I'm post op 6 days and I'm wondering whether I should return to work this coming Wednesday. It will be 9 days post op. I can sit at my desk and walk also but I'm wondering if I should or not? My doctor told me to call her first if I feel I can go back to work sooner than she thinks. I know it's pretty much up to me but I just don't want it to set me back with my healing. I'm doing pretty good right now, except for ciatica which is the only thing hurting me. I'm getting an MRI done for that soon. I thought some of ya'll might have some good input on this...
Thank you
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Unread 07-30-2007, 07:17 AM
Work after post up

Had my hysterectomy on June 28 th. It was vaginal with no lap assist. Three days hospital stay. Took a week off. Worked from home a week. Then flew to another state the third week and to traveling and normal work. Im 4 weeks post op now and feeling great. My MD who I love checked me 2 weeks post op and cleared me to do the above. I guess it depends on the person. I think if she would have cut me. I would have been different. She knew I didnt want the incision and she worked 5 hours to completed it vaginally so I could recover. I guess if you are fine and your MD says its ok. You could return. I will warn you thou. Fatigue is very strong week three and four. Good Luck
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Unread 07-30-2007, 07:46 AM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

It has been 4 weeks for me since my surgery and just now feeling back to somewhat normal as far as energy goes. Don't rush it. It was the sitting that bothered me. I would start to get pains in my stomache and found that only now am I able to sit up straight and be comfortable. It might be that once you go back to work you may not be able to take off if you start feeling bad. I try to remember that if we do anything that might cause bleeding it can cause adhesions and worse problems down the road. You deserve a good recovery and to take care of yourself. We ALL do!!!
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Unread 07-30-2007, 07:47 AM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

I was about to say don't do it until I read "atts" post. I guess she is right, everyone is different.

Check with your doctor first and see what they say. Can you go back part time at first? Or can your employer know that this is a trial basis and if you feel yourself over doing it can you go back out on sick leave?

Becareful!
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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:03 AM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

Hi (((Roses)))

You have already received a lot of good input. I would have to vote with the ones who say it's too soon, but also have to agree that there are a few women who sail through this with such minor discomfort they honestly seem to do fine. Please remember that they are not the norm.

I don't want to down play (((Atts))) wonderfully quick recovery. She is one of the very fortunate few who was able to get back to doing things more quickly. I would just hate to see you get into something you can't get back out of. There have been many women think they can go back to work and find out quickly it was a bad choice. Sitting can be as painful as standing, for some even more so.

You are still healing and would need to be very careful about bending, twisting, lifting, pulling drawers open, etc. If you really need to get back to work, then make sure your boss and coworkers know it's just a trial. It would be nice if you could do half days for a while. I hope you will take some time and just let yourself heal. Let us know what you decide.
's, Rita
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Unread 07-30-2007, 08:12 AM
I'm 6 dys post op and debating whether to return to work Wed. Aug 1?

There is a reason that doctors tell us to wait as long as they do. They know what they are doing.

You may be able to sit and walk but not as much as you think you can. You will tire alot quicker when you HAVE to do something.

You will probably experience some brain fog, so that won't be good for working either.

Also, just wondering, how were you going to get there? Are you even cleared to drive yet?

I'm worrying about your health.
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