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Hi everyone!

I am trying to decide how much time is suitable to take off of work.

I am a student so I will be doing this surgery right after my finals, so I will have my spring break (1 week) and a few days to recover before work and school starts. I will be going back to school normally when it starts.

My question is about work, I work about 18 hours part time in addition to school at a dining common that requires lots of lifting, bending and running around. I work in the back with storage boxes and cleaning big pots as well.

My boss said she will give me as much time as I need as long as my doctor writes a letter. Dr. Garcia said it wouldn't be a problem to give me however long I want. I don't want to take advantage of it or take more time than I need, I do need my job money.

How much time do you think I will need to recover? How much time did you take off?

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My doc told me 2-4 weeks. I elected to take a month off, I am a store manager of a busy store and j knew I would be over lifting working too hard too fast. I was approved for FMLA and going back to work Thursday :-(

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I am a teacher. I took 3 weeks off. The week that I returned, I was worn out at the end of the day. My doctor put me on a 5 pound weight restriction for 6 weeks. Meaning I couldn't lift more than 5 pounds.This is to safeguard against hernias.

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I have a desk job so I am taking one week off. If I had to move around a lot and lift I would have taken 3 weeks off.

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I took 8 days off, but I have a fairly sedentary job. With your job, I'd have probably taken 3 to 4 weeks off. Good luck!! :)

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I've taken 6-weeks off. I don't return to work until 1/30. I'm glad I did. There are times I'm so beat I just nap.

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My surgeon requires a minimum of 6 weeks (preferably 8) off if your job requires physical labor. That's pretty much a general rule of thumb for any major surgery. I have a desk job, so was able to return to work after 2 1/2 weeks, even though the doctor recommends 4 weeks. It would have been sooner, but my surgery was 2 weeks before Memorial Day and I had already scheduled vacation for an extended holiday weekend!

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Thanks for the replies!

I think I am just going to do the 1 official week off and my partial week off. I do have a letter that says I need to be doing light work and my boss has agreed to that, so I will probably just be cooking or baking!

Once, again thanks!

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