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Sitting down for long? Sitting down for long?

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Unread 04-03-2008, 01:00 PM
Sitting down for long?

While reading the post on ging back to work I was wondering about the sitting down for so long. I have a desk job also but can come and go as I please. On busy days it's hours before I even get up for a cup of coffee!

One of my issues before the surgery was unable to sit for very long because my lower back, bottom, tail bone would be very sore. Most of that is gone now but worry that sitting down for hours will cause discomfort.

I don't go back to work till April 28th, about 3 1/2 weeks.

Any experience from anyone?
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Unread 04-03-2008, 01:05 PM
Sitting down for long?

No answers Nicole, but I have the exact same question! I go back on 4/21 and don't have the luxury of coming and going as I please. I'm beginning to get nervous about going back... I was reading the same post about going back to work a few minutes ago!
Unread 04-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Sitting down for long?

Nicole, I attend lectures 3 times a week and my Saturday lectures are often 4-5 hours long, with a short restroom break.
It is quite uncomfortable- at first i would bring a pillow to sit one, then I decided to "borrow" a plush chair from the faculty lounge, both of which helped the uncomfortable vaginal/rectal pain- HOWEVER, my incision burns and stings and my belly still stings and pulls from sitting upright so long.
I am exhausted and uncomfortable by the tim I get home ( an hour car ride)
I feel best reclining.
I cannot recline at work... therefor i cannot imagine sitting a full day at work.
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Unread 04-03-2008, 04:06 PM
Sitting down for long?

We have a recliner in the lounge of our ladies room. I might just have to take a laptop down there...LOL OMG I am kinda freaking out about this. I know my boss would get me a better chair if I needed it. She is already setting me up on a different floor for when I get back...for a couple weeks at least.
Unread 04-03-2008, 06:33 PM
Sitting down for long?

I too have a desk job. I went back to work this past Monday. I've been able to manage 2 to 3 hours of work before I get tired. I did call in on Tuesday because I had terrible fatigue that morning. The sitting hasn't been too hard on me, but I have been getting up at least 2 times an hour to walk and stretch out my legs. I work at a radio station, so my walks are usually to the studio to bug one of the announcers, and if I catch the boss in the hall, I give him a hard time. lol
Unread 04-03-2008, 07:25 PM
Sitting down for long?

i just went back to work this week to a desk job and I was very stiff the first couple of days. My back has been sore and stiff since the day of my surgery and it still bothers me but I think getting up and moving around periodically at work has helps some.
Unread 04-04-2008, 05:18 AM
Sitting down for long?

I too resumed work today at a desk job...I managed 5 hours before being sore, especially in the lower back and ovaries, so I went home. However that 5 hours included getting up and down many times. So you will want to be very sensible and listen to your body, if you can start back doing shorter hours the transition will be easier. Thankfully my work have been willing to accomodate this.

Remember you only get one chance to heal properly. All the best.
Unread 04-04-2008, 07:27 AM
Sitting down for long?

Hi Nicole
I found sitting to be a problem. The repairs I had involved tiny incisions in the labia and those stinkers hurt for a long time. I also had some other repairs so it just made for a generally sore bottom. I don't know if this is an issue for you, but if it is now, you might find it will carry over for a while until everything is healed better.

I also found sitting upright, like in the car and at a desk to be a problem. I could feel my bladder burning and would need to lie back or at least recline after just a little while at the computer. Here again, we're all different, but I think you are wise to take this into consideration and if you can make plans that will help you avoid the discomfort, that would be a great benefit to you.
's, Rita
Unread 04-04-2008, 08:41 AM
Sitting down for long?


Just wanted to say hello!! Why dont you see if you can work 1/2 days at office and 1/2 day at home? and build up till you feel you are ready.
Good Luck, you are very lucky to have such a wonderful boss.

You are back to work!! It shows your hysto as March 24th, that isnt even 2 weeks. What was your Dr thinking? That isnt good! Does your dr know you are back to work?
Unread 04-04-2008, 08:56 AM
Sitting down for long?

Hi C~ Nice to hear from you NO NOT BACK AT WORK YET....3 more weeks at home for a total of 7 weeks off. I am just an earlier preparer ...ROFL.

I am already worrying about going back!

Thanks ladies

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