I am hoping to return to my position as a special education teacher in January..that would be five months home. This is a very physical job..we compare it to manual labor! (I have decided to put in for a transfer for next year to a less physically demanding program). But have to get through this year, as cannot transfer programs mid-year. My doctor understands my job and said he will leave it up to me when I feel ready to go back. At my last appt. Friday we talked about going back in January. I feel pretty good now, will be starting PT for a shoulder issue (that surfaced in PT following cervical surgery). I did not ask the doctor how much fusion had taken place and will do so at my next appt. January 2nd.
I am wondering, how much fusion is expected to have taken place before returning to a physical job? I am sure if it wasn't ok...my surgeon would tell me! I am just nervous! Thanks.Donna