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having read all the great advice about what positions and equipment would be usefull post-op, recliner, couch, memory foam; lying on back, side; etc., I have a more specialized question:
I want to get back to work quickly; I am an artist and i work at a drawing table. I want to order a drafting stool and i don't know if it will be completely out-of-the-question to consider using it soon after surgery.
probably the answer is "it is out-of-the-question;" but if i could sit in an office chair, maybe it would be possible.
Any comments welcome. TIA


  • Samo, Recovery depends on lots of things.

    I suggest you research here for people's posts that are your age, fitness and same type surgery. I note that at least 2 of those we don't know about. Btw, are you having Tlif or plif? The search function is very useful.

    For some of us, sitting is a difficult activity, even some months post op (like me at 5 mths), but it is ok for others at 3 - 4 weeks.

    My suggestion would be to wait. Ordering and delivery timeframe of a chair is very much quicker than your recovery is going to be. You will have plenty of time to make you decision, I reckon. If you don't agree, well you've made your decision already.

    When's your operation? Have you read the FAQ here? It's got lots of very useful info, that will help improve your surgery success.

    Take care.
  • Thanks very much for your sound advice. i can wait on the chair; guess i am wondering how long before i can get back to work.
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