Okay in July 2010 I had a two level PLIF. I was out for four weeks full time, then returned to work at 60% for two weeks, then 80% for two weeks, then full time.
Fast forward 2 years. On Friday July 6'th I had a three level fusion. Woek no longer allows part time or light duty. I am either at work or I'm not. They want me to be out for four weeks again and come back as "full duty" but in reality only work 60% of my day. Being salary I would still receive full pay.
My doctor filled out my STD forms as well as my FMLA paperwork as my having to be out at least 12 weeks. I'm not sure the best way to broach this with my company. I do know what a hardship my being out is on the company but at the same time don't want to compromise my own healing.