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Did anyone return to work at 2 weeks? Did anyone return to work at 2 weeks?

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Unread 02-13-2012, 06:43 PM
Re: Did anyone return to work at 2 weeks?

I went back to work 5 days post op from home. On day six I did my hour commute to and from work. I was very tired. Just worked and then lay on the couch when I got home. I was not really uncomfortable. Ibruprofen was fine. I would rec at least 2 weeks or more Fatigue is the hardest part. I am 5 weeks and have felt great for a few weeks now. I am up to five miles on the elliptical machine.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Re: Did anyone return to work at 2 weeks?

Had my surgery 6th Feb and my Dr said in the beginning that I could go back to work after 2 weeks, office job but pretty high pressure, after surgery he gave me a 4 week medical certificate and today I can't imagine going back next Monday! I'm going to put in for the extra days off as I've decided my job will wait for me...
Unread 02-13-2012, 07:35 PM
Re: Did anyone return to work at 2 weeks?

I haven't had my hysterectomy yet but after going through 2 replacement surgeries, TAKE YOUR TIME. Don't rush it. You are the most important person at this point and you're boss will have to wait for you. If you rush it, you can end up doing more damage yourself that will cost more time off, not to mention, more pain and suffering on your part. This surgery falls under the same as a maternity leave from what has been told to me. If I have to I will apply for 1/2 pay while I'm off but I'm not going to have someone push me into something I'm not ready to do.
I wish you the best.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 07:55 PM
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I went back to work 2 weeks and 4 days. It was tough, but i did it. I made it clear that I could not and would not do certain things. Good luck.
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:07 PM
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It's very deceiving. I had my surgery 1/31, so tomorrow marks 2 weeks. I probably look ok from the outside, a little more pale and a bloated belly. And when I'm just resting at home, I feel pretty ok too. But I know that as soon as I move around the house, I'll feel a pull or pain or ache. Most of my work is at a desk, but I spend at least 1/2 my day on my feet. It would be too much. The recovery from this surgery is very specific to each woman, but I think it's too easy to over-do it. By the time you realize you've done too much, it's too late. You can't reverse time to heal, so heal right the first time. Take care of yourself. Most likely, the work will be there when you get back!
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:10 PM
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My surgeon originally said 4-6 weeks (the standard), for my TLH-BSO. I have had such a blessedly good recovery that I was really hopeful she would let me go back to work now that I am just starting my 3 week post-op (had my 2 week post op today, since my surgery was on a Friday). She asked me how I was feeling and I said good overall but that I do get fatigued still pretty easily when I go out in town. She then said I should not go back to work for 4 weeks. I've been a bit bummed out about that but then again, she did originally say 4-6 weeks so not sure why I am feeling surprised/disappointed. I guess everyone (and everyone's surgeons) have different takes on this. Best of luck with your surgery.
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:18 PM
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my dr. said a TVH you could return to work at 2 weeks but most women i know returned at magic 6 mark or even 8 weeks.please dont let your body fool you and take your time cause if your work is anything like mine,once you're there you're there.just be careful.let your body heal cause even though we had different surgeries,you could really mess your body up by going back too soon.i know i felt wonderful at 3rd week and i went back to work too soon but i was stuck miserable @ work.i know you're getting antsy but let your insides heal regardless of what kind of surgery you had.its all the same on the inside.BE CAREFUL
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:25 PM
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I had the davincci hysterectomy 01/10 and was suppose to go back to work at 2 weeks but went back at 2 1/2 instead. I could have stayed out as long as I needed but my doctor told me before my surgery that I would feel like my old self at 2 weeks, I beleived him and only reported off my work for that time. I have a sit down, high stress, very busy position. I also am resentful for going back so soon.

I feel much more tired now than I did 2 weeks ago and wish I had more time to rest and heal. After work I just wanted to go back to bed. Now I am looking to take some vacation time this week (could have used STD) cause I want some type of a break ... so I am taking time anyways. I did not give myself what I needed but could have.

The only pain I really had was in my lower back and maybe increased cramping by the end of the day. I could not wear heels and move around as much but did not really have to. So I agree with the lady who said on the outside she looked good, maybe a little pale but was not healed on the inside.

My suggestion would be to take the time if you are able. You only have 1 chance to heal. If you cannot take the time, don't push yourself.

Unread 02-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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I'm with you Lisa...10 years ago I was in the process of recovering/treating Breast Cancer and this time I am going to apply for the additional time off as I went back to work during my treatment before. Now the kids are grown and I don't have to try to make things normal for them so I will lodge my sick leave for the extra 2 weeks today
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:39 PM
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I went back to work 8 days after my surgery.

I have a home daycare and I was out of sick time and I couldn't afford to lose any more money or lose any families. I had my mom with me for the first 6 weeks and she did all the lifting and diaper changing. I was able to lay down on the couch at nap time every day which helped a lot.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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