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Is a week or two realistic???? Is a week or two realistic????

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Unread 02-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Is a week or two realistic????

Since I am having a TVH my doctor had thought maybe a 2 week recovery time frame. Hearing that, I say one week and I'll be back to work. I consider myself to have a high tolerance to pain and really am not the best at taking it easy! Am I being very unrealistic to think that I could be back to work by Monday if my surgery is done on Wednesday? I have a desk job so there is no physical activities involved.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 07:28 PM
Re: Is a week or two realistic????

I had a DvH and there was no way I could return to work that soon. Now after saying that, I would also say some people have returned to work that soon. I know that I really needed the 2 1/2 weeks to recuperate before I could even think of returning to work. I think you will have to play it by ear and see how you are doing. Best of luck and wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 07:31 PM
Re: Is a week or two realistic????

I had a TVH with rectocele repairs on 1-29-10 and went back to work on 2-10-10. I too consider myself to have a very high pain tolerance and to be honest, staying at home was driving me nuts!!!

The only thing that bothered me was that I was tired by the time I got home so I pretty much went to work, came home and got on the couch. Famiy took care of everything at home...laundry, cooking, shopping. I still have some cramping occasionally and still have a discharge but have managed very well. I teach school so I am up and moving all day long.

Hope this helps!
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Unread 02-28-2010, 08:04 PM
Re: Is a week or two realistic????

You may want to have that extra week as a cushion. I had a LSH on Jan 28th and am going back to work tomorrow. However, there were some things that happened during and after my surgery that were unexpected. If I had not had a family emergency I think 2 1/2 weeks to 3 would have been enough but you can overdo and set yourself back (and then your doc may not release you for normal activities). No matter what, this is a major surgery. Have you talked to your doctor about when to go back to work? Is there any way you can work from home?
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Unread 02-28-2010, 08:28 PM
Re: Is a week or two realistic????

I had a da Vinci VH on 1/26. I also have a desk job. I went back to work on 2/16 but I worked from home the entire first week. I went back to the office last week but will be working from home all next week. I would rather have taken the additional time off (I came off disability because we had a previously-planned move).
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Unread 02-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Re: Is a week or two realistic????

I had a TVH, BSO, AP Repair and TOT sling on 01/12/10 and was told I needed to take 6 weeks off. I have a desk job and took the entire 6 weeks. I honestly can't imagine going back at just 2 weeks, and I have a high tolerance for pain. At 2 weeks I felt wonderful. At 3 weeks I felt like someone had run me into a door. At 5 weeks I started to feel normal again. Everyone is different, but I wouldn't push it if you have the time off coming. You don't want to overdo it. Your body will let you know it, and you could have complications. Please be careful.
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