Discussion in 'Polls' started by Sasha, Apr 26, 2003.
How long was it before you returned to work after full excision surgery?
The reason I voted One Week and Wish I had Stayed Out Longer is that I have a 45 minute commute (each way) that I couldn't do while on the Vicodin. That SUCKED!!! Also, I have a desk job that I had to do either kneeling or standing hunched over--not good on my back!
I was out of work for 4 weeks and 2 days, after my last surgery (with a week and a half immediately prior, for a lancing and packing). I just started work again this week but for half days - next week is going to be full time again.
I was off for 3 weeks after the surgery then I went back for a week. I was still having it packed daily which meant for a lot of uncomfortable taxi rides to and fro! I went back off work after a week anyway as I got the funding for vac therapy so it's 4 weeks in total and counting! When I had it sutured last time I was back in work after 2 weeks but getting it checked every 2 days for 6 months until I went for my second operation.
I am still off work... and I have been since April 27th. I had my actual sugrey on may 10th. Not going back to work until July until the wound is all the way healed. So over a month.
I was bedridden for a month after my first surgery, and had to take an extra month in bed/off work because of the pain and the excessive drainage. It doesn't help that I have a hindered immune system, and I got infected. -_-
Surgery on a Friday- 2 weeks later, Monday morning I was back to work on light duty.
Had I of been anymore than 2 weeks I would have gone insane- the isolation from the real world just sucked.
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