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Unread 01-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Re: Work Advice

I would love to get some feedback about returning to work from someone with VERY similar situation.
I had a robotic total hysterectomy on January 11, 2012. My job requires STANDING the entire 8-hour shift. Has anyone else out there returned to work under the same circumstances?
I would like some recommendations on how long I should stay home.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 10:56 PM
Re: Work Advice

I"m the opposite-I sit all day, cannot imagine going back if I stood like you-hope you get some answers.
Unread 01-25-2012, 06:35 AM
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I am 5 weeks post-op and I am scheduled to go back to the dr at 7 weeks. I have been planning on going back to work the following Monday (once I get released) 7 1/2 weeks. But I have been getting a little pressure from work to come back sooner.
As much as I would like to go back for the money I am concerned about how tired I am going to be and how I will feel. My job is pretty physical...on my feet all day, up and down stairs, and lots of lifting. Right now being off of work I easily get tired and find myself taking naps and resting through out the day.
I appreciate reading everyone's experiences....makes me feel "normal" and my feelings valid.
I still want to stick to my original return date but how do I get past feeling so guilty....the work pressure is getting to me!
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Unread 01-25-2012, 07:22 PM
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I received notification from my employer today that my PAID leave will extend to February 22nd which give me 6 full weeks of recovery time. I am very excited and relieved. I was afraid having the daVinci procedure would give me less time for recovery in the eyes of the insurance company. I think 6 weeks will be plenty of time. I hope I don't eat those words later.
Unread 01-25-2012, 07:45 PM
Re: Work Advice

I ended up going back at 4 weeks to a desk job. Week 1 was rough. I'm still tired at the end of the day but its getting better
Unread 01-25-2012, 07:48 PM
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I am doing the happy happy dance for you. In my head of course. I am so excited for you. If that is not plenty of time then create more. I love good news..blessed be.
Unread 01-25-2012, 08:36 PM
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awesome news!!!!!!!!
Unread 01-25-2012, 08:37 PM
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Unread 01-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Re: Work Advice

Lawgsa, you describe my same symptoms. Good till 2pm and then I am done. I was thinking about the chair massage pads they have at Bed Bath Beyond. It may help.
Unread 01-26-2012, 08:54 AM
Re: Work Advice

Ugh....had TLH on 1/12. Returned to work this past Tuesday. As a single parent with two young kids (19month & 5 yo), I have no other choice.

I have an office job, and get up and move frequently throughout the day. Tuesday I only made it to 2pm, yesterday I made it the whole day. Now today I am in SO much pain. I am exhausted and emotional.

That being said...I am not sure how different I would feel if I was still sitting at home. This all happened so fast, that being alone and not being able to do anything at my house, I was getting depressed. At least getting back into my life has given me something else to think about besides cancer and how sad I am about the whole thing.

Like I said...emotional My advice is to take as much time as you possibly can...then maybe a bit more.

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