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How long before you returned to work?

1 week post op
17 (5.7%)
2 weeks post op
40 (13.4%)
3 weeks post op
31 (10.4%)
4 weeks post op
32 (10.7%)
5 weeks post op
13 (4.3%)
6 weeks post op
30 (10%)
8 weeks post op
20 (6.7%)
Longer than 2 months post op
39 (13%)
I have a desk job
49 (16.4%)
I have a very physical job
28 (9.4%)

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Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« on: January 12, 2009, 02:37:31 PM »
How long before you were able to return to work?  This is not a simple questions because some people have desk jobs and others have very physical jobs.  I have allowed people to choose their type of job and their time frame to returning to work.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 05:00:46 AM »
Hi Pat,
I have a desk job so I planned to return to work after three weeks. I had the OK to drive because I was off pain medication and it was my left leg. Several people told me that I should return to work half days and maybe a short week as well the first week back. That is exactly what I did and I am so glad. I was exhausted my first three days back. The next week seemed much easier. Surgery takes a lot out of you.  Lisa
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 03:41:40 AM »
Pat,

I must qualify my 1 week return to work.  I worked from home.  Although I effectively worked about 10 hours a day, I was able to work from the comfort of home.  Please consider adding selection value to your survery:  Work from Home".  I would advise anyone with a desk job to take at least two weeks off of work. 

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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 01:40:35 PM »
I have to qualify my answer too - I only went back part time to start off with and then ramped up from there as I had more energy.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 08:43:49 AM »
I'm never returning to work.  I'm 61 years old and I've been a Union Carpenter in and around NYC for over 40 years.  This is it.  I'm getting fixed up and going out to have some fun!
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 10:45:04 AM »
Hi,
Not sure what to answer with this one. I am a 24/7 carer for my severely disabled husband. He has diabetes, is severely sight impaired, has osteo arthritis of both knees, blood pressure all due to a stroke  5 years ago, he now has vascular dementia.
Return to work??????
I started again as soon as I came out of hospital 2 days after surgery for a revision of a BHR complete with bone graft.

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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 01:32:10 PM »
      At five weeks and still not back at work.  As an airline pilot there is no heavy lifting or running, etc., but twisting into and out of the cockpit seat is a little tricky.  Also sitting for up to 6 hours at a time with little wiggle room would probaby make me insane right now.  I plan on resuming a full schedule at exactly 8 weeks.  Curt
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 09:50:07 PM »
I work from home at my computer.  Returned to work at 1 week, but worked short periods.  Sitting is the toughest for me.  Walking/standing/lying down are much easier.  Returned to driving at my regular rate(7 hours per day--mom of 5 )at 4 weeks and that was very tough.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012, 01:11:16 AM »
I was off 5 weeks before going back.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 03:36:55 PM »
I was off 10 weeks for one of my jobs and 14 for the other
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 04:27:44 PM »
How's your hip responding to work, Danny?
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 05:05:39 PM »
It's doing ok. Still feels wierd but there's no pain and just some muscle ache. I think the weird feeling is down to the proprioceptive thing. I think it will take a long time for my body to fully adjust.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 05:21:27 PM »
Agree, being back on the job will be good for that, though.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 05:24:59 PM »
I hope so. I really can't wait to be in good enough shape to train!
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 11:28:05 PM »
I go back to work Monday April 2nd and it's going to be the start of my 10th week. I'm kinda of looking forward to going back to work I miss the route and my friends. I have a sit down job and I will only be working 3 days the first week. The Tigers opening day is Thursday April 5th and we get good Friday and Monday off for Easter....good way to start back if you ask me.

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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012, 05:24:58 AM »
I'm a resp.therapist I was suppose to go back on April 2, but extending it to the 16 th since my set back I work 2, 8hr shifts and 2 12hr shifts. On my feet no light duty and a 1 hr commute both ways.My mounted deputy job will be in may. That's when I'm cleared to ride.

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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 01:49:44 PM »
Desk job.  Returned part-time (20 hours) this week, next week fulltime.  Thankfully, I can telecommute from home.  Sitting > 30 mins is uncomfortable, and oddly, although the job is not physical, it is wiping me out!  After logging out at 3 PM yesterday, I slept for 45 minutes!
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012, 04:15:07 PM »
I work from the home and actually started back part time on day 3, and full time on day 6. Like Arrojo I was uncomfortable sitting for any period of time, and that persisted until about day 21. It whipped me as well, and I slept a lot, for about the first 2.5 weeks or so.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2012, 06:24:56 PM »
Less than one week, but I worked from my recliner at home with the ice pad in place.  Laptop and wireless network.
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Re: Poll - How Long Before You Returned to Work?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2012, 01:42:24 AM »
I went back to work after the second week.  2 days part time and then full time. I was exhausted after work though for the first week! Fell asleep early every night. 
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