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I just got my FMLA paperwork to complete before my surgery. I'm a bean counter and basically spend my days glued to my desk. I also moonlight as a waitress on Saturday nights. I'm guessing that it will take me longer to get back to working at the restaurant. For my regular job I'm thinking if I'm having surgery on a Tuesday that I could possibly go back the following Monday...6 days?? How long were you out of work and what industry are you in?
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My surgeon says I am not allowed to lift anything heavier than my purse for 2 weeks. I am a college student right now so I will be going back 7 days post op and using a rolling back pack for the last few weeks of school. My doc doesn’t want me to go back so soon but he knows I don’t have much choice since I’m in school and will get dropped.


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13 minutes ago, confusedturtle3 said:


My surgeon says I am not allowed to lift anything heavier than my purse for 2 weeks. I am a college student right now so I will be going back 7 days post op and using a rolling back pack for the last few weeks of school. My doc doesn’t want me to go back so soon but he knows I don’t have much choice since I’m in school and will get dropped.


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HW 248 CW 241 Surgery Date: pending 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish emoji23.png

FWIW, I think you have a great attitude about returning to classes (as a Mom with kids your age :-)) Just discard all of the extramural stuff as needed until you get your feet under you. All the best to you!

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FWIW, I think you have a great attitude about returning to classes (as a Mom with kids your age :-)) Just discard all of the extramural stuff as needed until you get your feet under you. All the best to you!
I took 6 days, i work 12 hour shifts so the first couple i got a little tired but it wasnt too bad.

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I am in middle management in a big law firm. My people are spread across nine cities, so I travel a lot. My surgeon says I will be out for one week. Although I have a lot of discretion when it comes to being out or working remotely, I don’t want to get behind. My days are long enough as it is. I lucked up. My surgery is scheduled for 11/17. We are closed two days the following week for Thanksgiving, so I get ten days, which should be enough.


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I had my surgery on a Tuesday and was discharged Thursday. I went back to work on Monday with no problems. I have a desk job with a little bit of walking. I was tired but fine. I did take a nap after work every day that first week, but I was glad that I went back to work because it kept my mind off of everything! I didn’t tell anybody at work that I was having it done, so I didn’t want to take too much Time.

With all that being said, if I wasn’t feeling up to it, I wouldn’t have gone back. Surgery is one of those things where you really won’t know how you are going to feel until it happens!

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What a coincidence, I am somewhat of a bean counter myself. Spreadsheets all damned day. I took two weeks off and in hindsight I wish I had taken 3. The first week you are home, you are going to have a pain ball and a drain. Your follow up appointment is usually a week post op. You will not want to go back before that just because of the stuff hanging off you. After those are removed, barring any minor complications you could probably go back then. But you will be a zombie. I remember the day after I had the pain ball removed, I actually fainted like a dame in a old black & white movie. Not fun at all. I also had a hematoma which was nasty. Nothing serious, just gross.
I was on blood pressure medicine at the time and man can that stuff make you feel like crap if you no longer need it. With our reduced caloric intake, a significant drop in sodium intake happens as well. With that, BP comes down. Add the BP medicine to it and it plummets. Bathroom trips will be frequent, whether to sit there straining for naught or to once again pee because of the hopeful Fluid consumption. If you can afford to take the two weeks off, I heartily recommend it.
I cannot comment on waitressing though. But if you are the least bit lightheaded after 2 weeks of a lounging and then a desk job, being on your feet will be tough. The good thing though is that you will be getting lots of walking in once you are ready to go back to work.





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I’m nervous because we have a big audit coming up (we aren’t the auditors)... if I can get everything situated then I think I’d relax about being out longer...thanks for the reply


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