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Going back to work after fusion

Monday is the day I go back to work part time. It has been it is 8 wks post fusion. Any suggestions? Even thou I have been working at home I know it will be different. To tell u the truth I am not looking forward to it. Since I am having trouble sleeping, it will not be easy getting up at 7am. What has been some of your experiences? Thanks Judy


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    Any suggestions that I may have really depends on the answer to that
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I am a financial office manager so it is paperwork that I do at home. In this computer era, I have access to my computer at work. In fact I have gotten more work done at home quicker than when inam in the office. Also due to the fact that I am having a hard time sleeping, I can work at the oddest hours.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    I did for years, and my last 3 years with IBM, I worked excusivel8y from home. And I fully understand that you can do more from home. There is less interruptions, so you can just get the work done. Plus as you said, you can do this at different times of the day. Could be early morning, afternoon or late at night.

    But still, while you at home, you think its safe and less of an impact. I know when I was working at home, I could be at the computer for several hours, non stop because I had no interrupts. Did I get more work done? Yes, but I suffered for it.

    I have also gotten up at 2, 3 or 4 in the morning, cause something came to me that I wanted to work on then.

    You still need to take those breaks. No more than 75 minutes at the computer. You need to get up walk and stretch. Its easier doing this from home. Give yourself a 15 minutes stretch and rest period before going back to work.

    Its easier to push yourself more when you work from home. Its a matter of discipline and making sure you don't ignore the limitations and restrictions given to you.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Boy are you so right about working at home versus going into the office. I was very conscious about getting up at work and walking around. I think my biggest problem is getting into the lower drawers at work. I am so glad the doctor has me working part time. I was so tired today ( 1st day) that I came home and fell asleep in my chair!!
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