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Wow I have been reading some of the traumatic times people have been having and although I am less than 24 hours post op I realise what great medical support I have already had.
I was lead to believe that I would only be off work for 2 weeks (4/6 weeks until completely back to normal) and would not need crutches!!
However yesterday pre op the physio came to see me went through all post op exercises, brought me crutches and said I could fully wait near but due to weakness and pain I should use them as support for 4 weeks then 1 crutch for approx 1 more week. At the time I though that was a long time and I wouldn’t need to use them that entire time. Now thanks to this forum I will be sticking to the time frame.
When I got back to the ward the Dr had left me a sick note for 6 weeks and not only was I shocked the nurses also were shocked saying he’d been really generous and most dr would have given much less.
At first I was thinking I work in an office, I don’t want to be off work this long! Granted I do have to travel via bus and train so this may have been the reason for the length of the sick. Again based on the collective experiences I’m now glad he gave 6 weeks and not just the 2 I was expecting.
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