I just want to have a good idea about how long I should be telling school I will be off work for.
The reason is that after my original fusion I feel I went back too soon. As I teach Chemistry my job is pretty active - walking around the lab, standing at the board etc. It can't really be described as sedentary. I went back 11 weeks post fusion and really struggled (although I suppose if this infection has been in there all along then that might have had something to do with that). I am not sure my surgeon understands just what my job entails.
The same surgeon seems to think I will be able to go back to work 2 weeks post op. I really don't want to make the same mistake again as I was soooo miserable with pain and tiredness last time.
My plan is to see my GP to get signed off (I am UK based) and to get signed back on. It is just that school will need to arrange suitable cover or my life will be an even bigger hell when I return. School have not been helpful at all through any of this so I don't feel I owe them anything, but I do owe myself the chance to get better!
If anyone could give me a realistic idea of when I could return to standing up/walking about all day I would be really grateful.