I had my takedown on April 13th, I was supposed to go back to work this week. With restrictions as far as no lifting for another two weeks, and no direct patient care until all wounds are healed. I have an
open wound over my old ileostomy site. I had thought I would be off for six weeks. I did not go back this past week, as planned, due to a suspected DVT. I ended up in the hospital again last saturday night, until wednesday. To get my INR therapeutic. I would have gone home saturday, if my INR had been therapeutic. I'm a Registered Nurse, and my surgeon doesn't want me to chance getting anything infected by doing patient care. I have no problems, sitting at my desk at home doing stuff on line, and driving. I was able to start driving at my follow up appointment after the take down.