Just wondering how much time people have had off work after having a colostomy/ileostomy? I'll have been off for two months by the end of September and I'm not sure if I'm gonna be ready to go back or should get another month off. I work on the checkout at a supermarket so I do a lot of lifting and twisting, etc. So, how much time did everyone have off, and what jobs do you do?
Also, how much time do people tend to have off work when they've had the reversal, is it a bit less than for the initial op?
Oh, and while I'm here, does anyone elses get back ache after they've been walking around for a while? I suppose it's because the back is making up for the lack of work being done by stomach muscles when trying to stand up straight and stuff. So many questions! Thanks! :D