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How long before return to work after surgery? 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 1
I've been discussing surgery with my doctor, but I don't know if I can afford a couple months off work as I am the sole provider for my family and don't have disability insurance. My boss has said he'd let me take off for a few months and return to my job when I recover, but with no pay.

If anybody here has had surgery, how long was it before you could return to work? I do accounting on the PC for much of my work day. Thanks!
 
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Re:How long before return to work after surgery? 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
I was out of work for 4 weeks. The cast came off in 10 days and staples came out. You might be able to go back after a few weeks. You will probably need physical therapy.
 
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Re:How long before return to work after surgery? 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
I had surgery on April 2nd, had off for five days and returned to work on the 7th. I still have staples and I get them out on the 18th. I don't need my left arm/hand at work so my doctor said I could return. My elbow is doing great!! My doc said it would be painful because of how much I would use my arm, but it isn't as bad as I thought. Good luck to you!!!
 
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Re:How long before return to work after surgery? 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
It might be helpful if, when people discuss their surgery, they make it clear whether they had the endoscopic release or the transposition. I can imagine different recovery times and procedures. Or this could be an item to add in the signature field in the profile.
 
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Re:How long before return to work after surgery? 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0
MHB,
My doctor was ready to put me back to work the day after surgery. But I pointed out to him that must be a mistake with the way he wrote my work status. I had the nerve transposition on my right side 2 months ago. The doctor worked under the skin so the scar was small, probably heals faster. I would say that I did not feel well enough to go back to work until at least after 4 weeks minimum. I have 2 disability insurances that would not pay me. One said that they do not cover on the job injury and the other one said that it was a pre-existing condition. Where is Michael Moore when you need him. I had to fight workers comp for 1 year exactly until they approved my case. I have a lawyer. His staff makes it impossible to talk to him. I probably shouldn't have gotten one. I also did not get paid the first month I was off because payroll messed up my check. What a nightmare. It is hard when you have a legimate illness and all you want to do is get well or for it(nerve problems) to go away and leave you alone. Did you file worker's comp.?

Mike
 
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Re:How long before return to work after surgery? 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 1
Mike, that's crazy! Sometimes I just don't understand insurance companies. My sister is taking special medication for her Lupus. She can take a $10 pill, which the insurance company won't pay for, or she can get $200 injections at the doctor's office, which they will pay for. Now how can that be a good policy?
 
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