--- In surfacehippy@
> I know there isn't a good answer out there, but I'm looking for some
> input on going back to work.
The bottom line on this is what you just said: there is no good, or at leas definitive,
answer. People are all over the map with their recovery timings, one guy was back at his
job as an emergency room doc in, oh, I forget, 2 or 3 weeks, while others are still taking
naps, sore, and using 2 crutches then. Some get their energy back fast, others lounge
about feeling tired for months. My home doc, who took off my last bandage, reminded
me pointedly (he knows me) that it would take 6-8 weeks to be at full energy again.
I think the best you can do is hope and plan for the best, and have a back-up plan for if
you just can't handle it. The last thing you want to do is mess up your new hip, or even
make your recovery longer and more painful than it need be.
I am retired, so I didn't have a job to go back to, but I can say I was uncomfortable sitting
up to 3 or 4 weeks - my flexion just wasn't good enough, and at the computer I sat on
one cheek, squirmed, shifted and was really challenged. (Still at 5 weeks my scar area
gets uncomfortable if i sit too long, and I get very stiff) On the other hand, with my
crutch, I was walking really well really soon. There are so many variables. This is your
time to heal, and in the long run, you and your kids are better off if you take your time,
heal well, and come back healthy!
So listen to you parents!
De Smet LBHR 12/19/07
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