I have read many comments and posts in my support groups where people return to work a few weeks after MVD surgery. OK, I can sorta see that happening, if one only has that 1 single surgery. But am I weak if I still need more time after my 3 surgeries?
I mean I wanted to be back to working by now, but I’m only 3 weeks post op. Isn’t that a bit soon considering I had 3 surgeries in 6 weeks? I don’t know. I keep going back and forth. I mean I’m still not 100% and I don’t even know what I can handle. I know that simple household chores must be counted and some delegated to the kids when I do too much. Would I really find an employer willing to work with me if I happen to do too much and need to leave early? Not very likely. I don’t have a job to return to as some do. So I can’t just go in with restrictions on what I can do. I can’t expect an employer to hire me with accommodations that may or may not be permanent.
I want to work. I need to support my family. I am just so unsure of what I’m able to do right now. Do I give myself more healing time? Should I start looking for something part time? Perhaps a field that I already know what will be expected of me? Something that isn’t very strenuous?
It’s all up in the air right now. Let’s see how I make it through my to do list this week, and I will reevaluate the situation.
Good night, all.