maureen 1961

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Hi, I'm due to have carpal tunnel surgery, and am a domcillary care worker  in clients homes how long do you think I could be off work?

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    Hi Maureen,  I am still not back at work going into week 5. I still can't lift anything heavy as ive got almost constant pain , sometimes all thw way up my arm. If your job is heavy going you might be looking at 6 wks. But everyone heals differently

    Good luck with the op xx

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    Hi Maureen

    it will depend on how you feel. I went back to work after 4 weeks but have a desk job. I believe it's best not to do any heavy work until after at least 6 weeks.

    I did some weeding in the garden after 6 weeks and couldn't manage very much. Don't go back to work too soon. My GP wanted me to take 6 weeks sick leave.

    Hope it all goes well for you.


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    All the best Maureen. God Bless you.
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    My doctor told me no heavy lifting for 30 days, do what your doctor tells you it is very important in your healing.   I think I over did it and my hands are still giving me problems. Good Luck
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