Hi Everyone I'm back again with a new login (old one was tigger 0311 I think. Anyway, I've gotten a great deal of help from the people on this board! I had the opportunity to meet a couple of people in person and they helped a ton. I have a few others who communicated with me via email for a while and they were a big help.
Now that I'm so close to surgery, July 24, (my last day of work was last Friday I couldn't drag myself in anymore) I have some other questions.
I know everyone is different in terms of recovery but is it realistic to think you could return to a high stress job in 6 weeks even if you sit most of the time? Most of the people I have met on campus and off who have had this done say 8 weeks is more realistic.
I'm considering going back at 6 and trying to find something on campus that is not as stressful. I would want to stay through the semester so I don't cause more issues for the other staff members but I don't see myself able to do all of the events we do.
Also, how soon are most people up and mobile? I guess what I mean is how long before you aren't spending the majority of your time in bed? :?
I'm trying to stay away from the scary posts from people who did not have a good outcome so i can go into this with a positive attitude, but I'd be less than truthful if I said I'm not terrified.
Thanks for this community!