I'm just trying to gauge where I'm at and how long I can reasonably expect to be out of work. My doctor said 12 weeks originally and my HR department wants me to confirm that tomorrow so if it will be longer she can start my LTD paperwork. My job requires that I sit in from of a computer all day when in the office and also I am expected to travel 60% of the time (that never happens but it could). The hardest thing for me right now is sitting so I can't imagine going back to work in just 5 weeks and sitting ALL DAY long. Let alone hiking through an airport with luggage, purse and laptop.
I always thought because my job wasn't one where I was required to be on my feet (again that's only when I'm in the office..when I'm not it's a different story) that going back would be easier, now I'm seriously reconsidering that thought. I'm 7 1/2 weeks post-op and have spent the last 3 or 4 days in bed in pain.....so I'm worried about work. I know I still have almost 5 weeks scheduled off but I still can't help but be scared I just won't be ready. I know my company will be understanding though, that's not really a worry for me so I guess I'm lucky on that note.