Thanks for your reply
I spoke with the surgeon's office on Friday and got some answers--not what I wanted to hear, but I did get answers.
First, she is filling out my disability paperwork with me being out for 10 weeks. During that time, I will have restrictions on using my arm at all. However, she said that after 6 weeks, if I am doing well, they will possibly release me with limited use, rather than no use.
As far as the cast, I will have a hard cast for 2 weeks (submuscular transposition). Then at my post-op he will take the cast off and determine if I need more time in the cast or if I can just do the splint/soft cast. I'll be in the splint/sling for another 6 weeks after that.
All of that said, it is important to note that this is actually my second surgery. I had ulnar decompression on June 3, but at my 6 week post-op, he discovered that my nerve was subluxing.