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Time Off Work

Started by stephany48463, Jul 17, 2010 12:16 PM
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Posted July 17, 2010 - 12:16 PM

How long did your surgeons recomend you take off from work? I have a fairly physical job. It should be covered by short term disabilty as long as my insurance approves it so I dont have to worry about rushing back. just wonder what the norm is?


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Posted July 17, 2010 - 12:36 PM

Good Question, I was wondering the same thing myself. I have a desk job, and have taken off a week so far, but told my employer I may need more. I may be able to do work from home, but don't know if I will be up to it or not. So I'm anxious to read the replies to this question. Thanks for asking it, I have so many questions running through my mind I don't know where to start. lol


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Posted July 17, 2010 - 1:12 PM

I have a desk job. I scheduled one week off. I went back Monday on week 2, and decided to take the rest of that week off as well, because I had no energy. I returned to work for good on Monday of week 3.


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Posted July 17, 2010 - 1:23 PM

I am fortunate to be able to work from home when I am not on the road, so I was working a few hours a day by Day 3. I was working pretty much full time from home by week 2 and went back out on the road after 3 weeks at home.


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Posted July 17, 2010 - 1:32 PM

i am a icu nurse, lots of lifting and turning patients, i am planning on taking five weeks off.


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Posted July 17, 2010 - 7:44 PM

My WLC wanted me to take 4 weeks off and std approved it. I am trying to use the time to really heal and take care of myself.


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Posted July 18, 2010 - 12:17 AM

i work a physical job, and took 4 weeks off, my friend had it done, she was a mail carrier and took off 4 weeks too. right before i went back i realized i was bored, so 4 weeks was right on for me.


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Posted July 18, 2010 - 8:22 AM

I don't work on a daily basis but felt 'normal' after 2 weeks....If you're doing heavy physical stuff then I'd say take longer as the important thing is you don't risk getting a leak which would mean you'd need more time off anyway.


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Posted July 18, 2010 - 12:01 PM

thanks guys! guess I'll just do whatever the surgeon recommends!


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Posted July 18, 2010 - 4:28 PM

I took 2 weeks off and, for me, it was too much. I was just sitting at home obsessing about healing and getting in water and Protein. It would have been better for my head if I just mixed some clear Protein Drinks and kept them with me at work.
That being said... I have a desk job and don't have to lift anything more than a pencil. It was about 4 weeks before I had any real energy or felt like I could do something like deliver mail all day. If half days are an option that might be a good starting point.
good luck

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