Cleared for work

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Hi all, happy to report after 14 weeks tkr I have been cleared by my Dr. to return back to work. It has been a long struggle for me. I 've had to really press past pain to get where I am now. Had some questions about swelling and redness, and was told that was normal. I hope that everybody is doing well and rembemer to press on.

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    Hope your return to work goes well . . there is no doubt that the process is painful, but good to hear that you have succeeded .  I'm at 21 week, thank heavens past working age, and doing OK I think .. Still pain on going down stairs, and getting up, but a lot better than before the op!  biggrin
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    hi Joseph glad to hear ur back to work do you mind me asking what your job is as im 12 weeks and nowhere near ready for my return to work??
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      Hi,Andrea; no I don't mind at all. I am a licensed 100 ton master/ slash AB. I have to be able to do what my license says I can do. Lots of walking up and down steal latter's and decks all day.
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      oh lol I work in our maternity unit so unf up and down to wards and on and off a stepping stool heaven nos how many times a day retrieving patient notes and at the mo im waiting for physio as I havent had ANY cos ive got a problem with scar tissue causing awful stiffness! !!! I have to see HR on Tue and I feel really guilty cos im still off. Im 12 weeks post op!!!!!!
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    so pleased for you hope all goes well, I am 11 weeks post op, and can't wait to start driving again, can manage going up stairs ok but not down, still get a lot of swelling as the day goes on, but like you told it was normal, thank goodness I'm retired, good luck. 
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    very happy for you, Joseph.  I am just at the beginning of my 'journey' waiting for my op date.  At 76 I'm really quite nervous as to how I will cope.
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      hi Margaret  . the best way to cope is to have everything in place before the operation . . maybe an over the toilet seat to make getting up and down easier, a bag which you can wear across body for taking things from one room to another (First week or so really difficult with two crutches!) a 'leg lifter' to help you get your operated leg up on to the bed . and a good supply of strong painkillers, just in case. . . some ready cooked meals in the freezer if possible some paper or  plastic plates  and glasses to avoid having to wash up . . Wish someone had told me all these things!!!
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    Thanks Joseph, all good tips.  Fortunately my husband is an absolute treasure, does all the cooking already and a really cari g man.  We do have some equipment already in place including double stair handrails inherited from a former tenant in our home and stuff we have bought since we both started to get a bit less mobile.  This forum has been an absolute God send. 

    Good luck with work and thanks again.

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