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  #21  
Unread 01-29-2012, 09:16 PM
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I myself return to work tomorrow after almost 7 weeks of being off. I was very fortunate that I have been paid 100% of my salary from short term disability. I feel for you sisters that have to go back so soon. I hope my 1st day back is an easy one....
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Unread 01-29-2012, 10:18 PM
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I am a retail pharmacist, so I rarely get potty or lunch breaks and NEVER sit down. Right now I am set to go back to work on Feb. 22nd which will give me 6 weeks off.
Anybody else out there have a similar job? How long were you off?
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:49 PM
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Hi I had op on 16 dec unfortunately complications and second op to bowel on 28 dec going back to work next week phased return nikki
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Unread 02-07-2012, 05:13 PM
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I live in the US and had a TAH, and my doctor got 6 weeks short term disability pre-approved for me prior to surgery (fully-paid time off). I'm finishing up Day 4 post-op and feeling great and can't imagine why I'd need 6 weeks, but I'm certainly going to do what I need to in order to heal fully and well.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Doberdre View Post
I live in the US and had a TAH, and my doctor got 6 weeks short term disability pre-approved for me prior to surgery (fully-paid time off). I'm finishing up Day 4 post-op and feeling great and can't imagine why I'd need 6 weeks, but I'm certainly going to do what I need to in order to heal fully and well.
I said the same thing during my first week post op. I am now almost 4 weeks post op and relieved that I was approved for 7 weeks at 100% pay through my company's disability policy. Each day is different and they are sometimes good and other times not so good.

My doctor initially told me 4-6 weeks, then while in the hospital she said 4 weeks, but 5 days after the surgery, the disability company called, they said they approved 7 weeks. During my two week post op appt, I told her they approved 7 weeks based on the paperwork she submitted. She said if I wanted to go back sooner she would approve it so long as I felt up to it and continued to heal on schedule. I think I may need the extra week to get my sleep pattern back on track.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 05:51 PM
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I am a mail carrier and I am taking the full six weeks off. Since all my job entails is walking, lifting, and standing. Hopefully my body will be as close to 100% as possible.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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I am a mail carrier and I am taking the full six weeks off. Since all my job entails is walking, lifting, and standing. Hopefully my body will be as close to 100% as possible.
In your case, I am not sure that 6 weeks is enough.
Maybe you can request modified work.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MaryCate20 View Post
My doctor wanted me off work 6-8 weeks, but I didn't have that much sick leave to take off. I am a police officer and luckily enough they have allowed me to come back "light duty." I went back on Monday, a day before 3 weeks and am doing desk work in plain clothes. I go back to my doctor on 2/13 and that will be almost 6 weeks since surgery and I'm hoping he doesn't say "FULL DUTY"- because the thought of putting a 12 pound duty belt around my waist is scaring the hell out of me!!
MaryCate!!! I was so glad to see your post-I am a cop too My dept has been great and offered me a light duty spot too. I just started back to work yesterday in plain clothes and I'm dying!!!! I cannot possibly imagine a gun belt in a few weeks!

The guys have been really supportive but I don't think I can fight, chase, wrestle someone etc....just typing it makes me tired!!

I hope you are recovering well, hystersister
  #29  
Unread 02-07-2012, 09:14 PM
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It has been almost a year and I finally feel good.

My inner thighs are still weak, but they are improving.

Today I walked about 5 miles, danced in an hour long Zumba class, then swam 57 laps in 40 minutes (slow but sure).

I try to exercise rather than sit home and eat.

It has taken me a long time to get to this point.

At 3 months I was slowly walking for 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
I gradually increased the time by about 15 minutes each month, until I got to an hour and 15 minutes.

I remember that I felt fairly good at work at about 3 months.
Keep in mind that I am a teacher, so my work is not that physical. I do stand and talk for several hours a day.

It gets better and better day by day.

Hugs.
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