I had a TLIF on 12/14/09 and am wondering when I should return to work. Because I have a laptop and can work from home, my manager and company have generously offered to allow me to work from home as long as needed. They say they will support whatever decision I make on when to return and how long I want to work from home before coming back to working in the office. I know how extremely fortunate I am and am so grateful in this economy to have a job like I do, with all the support!! O:)
My surgeon says that because I work a sedentary job and do not perform manual labor of any kind, he is fine with my returning to work when I feel that I am ready. While I feel that I am recovering well and doing pretty good for 3 weeks post-surgery; I don’t know if this is too soon to begin working again – even from home. I have a very stressful job and I do not want that to interfere in any way with my continued recovery. Can anyone relate?
How soon have some of you gone back to work after surgery? If you had to do it all over again, what would you do? Any advice is greatly appreciated!