My doc has me out for 6 weeks, but I was off for 6 weeks before. I'm afraid I'm not going to be ready in 3 1/2 weeks. I'm still struggling to figure out a system that works for me, struggling with getting insurance to tell me what they do and do not cover, having a hard time eating at all (i have weight to lose, so that's good), now I have severe skin irritation, and I'm just pretty plain weak (even though everyone says I look great!) because I was down and out so long before surgery... it's hard to spring back.. though I am trying to get up and move. Once I get stronger my husband and I are going to start walking more around the block and riding bikes...i just don't have it yet.
Ok, so, that said, when did you go back to work? I'm nervous. I work for family, so we can work things out, but I'm thinking I need an extra 2 weeks. Did you miraculously just turn around a week or so before work? I guess I wouldn't be so worried if I hadn't worked so much while I was sick to the point I wore myself down. My family is changing my job position when I go back as well. I will be learning an entire new position. It won't be difficult, more tedious, but my days will be a little calmer. I won't be interrupted as much before and it's much slower pace, but I will still be learning, so that will be tough.
Thoughts? I'm nervous.. I see my surgeon Friday...and I think we need to discuss this..but I don't want to just whine about it...but I'm afraid to go back too soon and risk being out with more problems....
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old