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I was wondering how many people after surgery have physically demanding jobs? If so, how do you cope with it?

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It would depend on what your physician approves. It is major surgery.

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I am a nurse, on my feet upwards of 12 hours a shift. I am required to be able to lift X amount of pounds and I’m on transport so I am required to be able to lift even more with that job. I was cleared at 4 weeks for everything. At work I take carefully portioned meals that I have journaled and portioned, so I don’t have to think about it. Some are small cold foods (quick grab items) others are small heat up items. I eat every 3-4 hours (helps keep my energy up) and I have my water bottle in arms length all other times. I am almost 7 weeks out and I am fine at work but definitely down longer when home. Just tired.

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My husband and I both have very physically demanding jobs (Operator and I&E) we were both required to be out 4 weeks until we could go back without restrictions.

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