I had surgery on C3-4-5 the summer of 2013. It was in the summer so I didn't have to take time off from work. I teach first grade and my surgery for C-6is scheduled for March 10th. My surgeon had me wait for 6 weeks before I could drive. First grade requires a lot of bending, reaching, moving and ENERGY. Wondering how much time I should ask for a sub-teacher. It is a small faith base school without a large sub pool to choose from. Need to give my principal time to locate someone to cover my class and extra duties. How long were you out of work and what type of work do you do?