TIF scheduled for March 2nd

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   Posted 2/15/2012 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
We've sorted out the issues with the insurance (long story .. but basically my case was not denied - only deactivated. So, when we tried to go for the appeal, there was nothing to appeal for!) Nothing happening in my life (or in my body) shocks or surprises me anymore!

Anyway .. so I go for the pre-op meeting next friday and the surgery is scheduled for the friday after the next (March 2nd).

I have a couple of questions:

- I know everyone is different, but when can I expect to be back at work? I have a desk job and I can also work from home. In various websites, it says 3-7 days for TIF.

- A related question is - my co-workers (and boss) at work know that I have GERD but they think that the worst is behind me and I am able to manage it now. There was a period earlier last year - when all this started - and especially when I had anxiety and depression - that my performance at work started to suffer. However, since the summer/fall of last year, I was slowly able to come out of the anxiety and depression ... and have since stepped-up at work - and from their point of view - my health and performance is back to normal. I don't want to disturb this status quo if I don't have to. So, my question is - should I even tell my boss / co-workers about this (do I have to .. if I can be back at work on Monday for example?).


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   Posted 2/15/2012 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes I would. You should be open and honest with your employers. They will should be supportive of you. I hope the TIF will help you. As you may have read, I recently had Lap NF last Monday. Overall, I'm pleased with the results. I know I still have a long recovery ahead of me, but things turned out better than I expected. I hope to improve each day instead of pre op where was just plain suffering. I remember when I first jumped on these forums, I thought you had a unique username and followed many of your posts about the LINX and other issues regarding GERD/LPR.

One day we will look back at all this and be greatful we had a forum to come to.

Good Luck!


mock turtle
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   Posted 2/16/2012 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   

yes i agree with maximus, i too would tell my boss...let me suggest you do it in writing to ensure bad memories dont end up with denials

i want to wish you the very best of good luck as you make this move to better health

im sorry ive been absent from around here lately...i have not been well; dealing with roaring tinnitus (ringing of the ears)
that makes me very crazy and anxious

ive been lurking regularly and look forward to hearing about your great progress

best wishes
mock turtle

Tandem Rider
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   Posted 2/16/2012 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the TIF last April and 3 days would have been difficult for me to get back to work. I am retired but would say a week off would be enough recovery for a desk job. Remember that people are different and recovery times will be different. Follow the diet and good luck. I appreciate what the TIF did for me everyday.

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   Posted 2/16/2012 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all.

TR: Do you think I can start to work from home from Monday though (call into meetings, work on the computer)? Is it the pain during the recovery that causes the most difficulty?
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