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Unread 04-17-2008, 07:11 AM
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I had LAVH BSO 4/3/08 and I am thinking of returning to work next week. Has anyone gone back that soon? I am feeling pretty good, but I do get tired easily.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:40 AM
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I had mine on 3/11 and returned to my desk job yesterday. I am at work right now, and feel exhausted. (I felt great at home, by the way.)

Everyone is different, of course, but I really think taking a minimum of 4-6 weeks is the way to go.

Best of luck!
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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:44 AM
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Take your time healing. If you Dr. hasn't released you to go back to work, then stay at home and relax and enjoy your time off. You will find that while you are at home you can rest when you need to but at work you won't be able to do that. I was out 6 weeks after my surgery and then when I went back the first 2 weeks I worked 1/2 days and then after that I worked about 6 hours a day and then 2 weeks after that I was back to 8 hours. Take your time. You don't want to overdue it and have a relapse.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 11:47 AM
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I went back 1 week post op, working 2-4 hours a day. I get tired very easily and have been averaging calling in 1 day for additional rest.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 11:56 AM
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I started back at work telecommuting after week one. my schedule was flexible so I could stop and rest as needed. it worked out fine. just listen to your body. you may feel fine at first and then it a wall. if you must return, try a couple of hours a day, at first, and see how you feel. you don't say what type of work you do so that would make a difference as well. good luck!

I personally feel like my recovery was stellar, but I did make it a point to take care of myself daily, including eating nutritionally balanced meals, lots of water, and rest. I was more tired than normal but it continued to improve every week. I had my six week appt yesterday and my doc told me that fatigue can last as long as 2-3 months. thank goodness that wasn't me!
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Unread 04-17-2008, 01:38 PM
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I work in a busy doctor's office. I am going do most of my hours when there are no patients so I don't think it will be too bad and if I do get tired, my boss is very understanding. I want to try it because sometimes I feel that I do feel better when I get moving. I really hate lying around.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 02:23 PM
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Hi

I went back to my desk job 7 weeks post op on a 2 day basis and then gradually increased hours - have decided to go back to 4 day week rather than 5 - lovely to have 3 day weekend!

A x
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Unread 04-17-2008, 02:36 PM
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I wish I could work 4 days a week. 3 day weekends sound lovely to me. Take your time sisters, you have the rest of your life to work, get all the rest and pampering that you can. I stayed home 6 weeks and had my DH and mom and dad and friends drive me wherever I needed to go. Since I drive all the time I loved having someone else driving me and I'm relaxing on the passenger side. After my 6 weeks was up then I started back doing things.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 02:41 PM
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I am a dental assistant/manager and returned back to work this week. I only worked 3 days/6hrs a day.Just listen to your body, you will know when enough is enough.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 03:40 PM
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I had a TVH march 31st and went back to work after three weeks part time I( i have my own business) ,iv really struggled through the week, i feel exhusted, resentful, and tearfull, becouse im back to work / school run /dog walk/ my family seem to have forgotten iv had surgery!
If i was getting paid i would go for maximum time of.
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