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My first job I’m taking off 2 weeks. It’s a desk job. Not very stressful although there are some trials coming up so I’ll have to be able to think clearly. My second job I work customer service at a department store doing returns mostly. My surgery is 3/12. I told them at minimum I’d be out through 4/1 but may be another 2 weeks or I could come back for half shifts with no lifting (vacuums, boxes of damages, etc). They mentioned possibly bringing me back for 4 hour shifts at the register which has minimum bending and no lifting (and I hate it) but it’s money. Right now I work m-F 9-5 at my day job then 5 hours M, W, F night and 8 hours Saturday and Sunday. Any suggestions. I don’t want to tell them I’ll be back at 2 weeks and not be able to handle it. I have my preop appointment 2/20. I can ask my dr then but trying to give them as much notice as possible.

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My first job I’m taking off 2 weeks. It’s a desk job. Not very stressful although there are some trials coming up so I’ll have to be able to think clearly. My second job I work customer service at a department store doing returns mostly. My surgery is 3/12. I told them at minimum I’d be out through 4/1 but may be another 2 weeks or I could come back for half shifts with no lifting (vacuums, boxes of damages, etc). They mentioned possibly bringing me back for 4 hour shifts at the register which has minimum bending and no lifting (and I hate it) but it’s money. Right now I work m-F 9-5 at my day job then 5 hours M, W, F night and 8 hours Saturday and Sunday. Any suggestions. I don’t want to tell them I’ll be back at 2 weeks and not be able to handle it. I have my preop appointment 2/20. I can ask my dr then but trying to give them as much notice as possible.
I work at Walmart as a department manager with 7 department to.run and my doctor is going to have me out between 1 1/2 month to 2 because of all.the lift and stuff

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I can’t do that!

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Your biggest challenge will be drinking ALL day long plus Vitamins and Protein. It’s important to keep drinking till you get to your goal

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I'll talk to my dr at chrias when I go in on 2/20 for preop. I need to get forms signed too for short term disability and FMLA. I'm a little worried about starting back at both jobs after 2 weeks. I'm worried I wont be able to make it through working from 9 am to 1030 pm 3 days a week. My second job is being very understanding. I budgeted enough in my savings to take a month to month and a half off. We will see.

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You want to make sure you don't overdo it. I felt GREAT even a week post-op and felt like I could do anything, but my surgeon had to remind me that I'd just undergone a major surgery and needed to take it easy. No lifting more than 10 pounds for 4 weeks post-op, nothing too strenuous. I think your daytime office job might be okay after 2 weeks, but you're going to be pretty tired. Even sitting at a desk is different than sitting at home because you're working and your mental energy is being used. So while I know money and income is important, I would hope you make sure you don't push it too hard and take care of yourself. Good luck!

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