12 wk post op back to work tomorrow

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My shift starts at 6.45 so will have to be up at 5 to do exercises and get ready for work finish time approx 4.30 ,will keep you all posted off to bed.

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    Good luck! biggrin

    I am sure you will be fine but OMG having to get up at that time!neutral

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      Hi thx for mess got home at 5.45 no rest time found it so hard  body killing me ,hubby had tea ready had bath in bed now with my hot water bottle,l work as a carer my people were so pleased to see me bk they said its felt like a lifetime me being off l felt like a 100 yr old .
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      Aww blingbling it sounds very hard! I used to be a Registered Nurse but packed it in a few years ago now so I can imagine what your day back at work was like. Lovely your people were so happy to see you back though!

      You were missed from the sound of it! biggrin

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    Hope everything goes well. Regards Jannette
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      Oh dear feel so sorry for you. I care for my 95 year old mother with dementia and of

      dementia and other health problems. She had to go into respite

      for 11 weeks until I could look after her again after my tkr. I have help to get her

      up on a morning and bed at night and I know how hard you carers

      work. Please take care and try not to overdo things. All the best

      Jannette

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      Hi Jannette,l have cared for my mum until she died at 96 luckily she did not have denentia,l have looked after many dementia patients over my 25 yrs in care and l know only too well how hard it is l love my job and found it very hard leaving people l care for to have my TKR they cried l cried l promised l would be bk,and today  how hard it was it was so humbling to see these same crying with joy when l walked in. Thx for your comments unfortunately in recent times careers have been in the public eye for the wrong reasons as long as people realise not to  judge the majority by the minority who choose to abuse their positions ,thx
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    Wow.....good luck....I be back to work in May....did surgery January

    I hope all goes well

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    Good luck, if you can take short rests, do so. It is very important as the first few weeks will wipe you out x
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      Hi What a day got on exercise cycle at 5  for a mile then down more exercises to loosen up,started 6.45 working in the community no chance to rest was running a bit later as l was taking it very easy,got home 5.45 had tea ,bath now in bed every muscle hurts, new day tomorrow it was lovely to see my clients been looking after some of them for many years they cried when l walked in so in the end the pain was worth it ,thx for comments
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    I went back at 12 weeks on phased return to work but still found it tiring. Good luck, move around so you don't get stiff and elevate if you can.
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      Hi what a day shattered,l do nothing but move around looking after others in the community,no chance to rest or elevate .went on exercise bike at 5am then did other exercises,started 6.45 fin got home 5.45  had tea ,bath now am in bed in agony every muscle hurts,even so my job of 25 yrs is rewarding and to see everyone so happy to see me bk well what can l say.
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      When you are visiting, sit down, even if is is fore 5 minutes. Cut out or down your daily exercises and incorporate them into your work, (bending, heel to toe walking) Also are your shoes "soft". Wearing shoes that have the soft rubber on the heels make a huge difference. I know it does not last as long as the more popular harder rubber, but from an impact point of view...... It's not the same as putting an extra layer of insole, unless it is one of the newly advertised ones. 
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    Good luck with your return to work 
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      thx shattered in bed now a full day every bone in my body hurts,you just don't realise l am used to doing 12 hr shifts been working in the community for 25 yrs but today l really felt it ,l put on my happy face because everyone was so pleased to see me but inside l was hurting once a few hrs had past,by the time l got home l could just about take my uniform off,ate my tea bath then bed,thx again

       

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