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Chiari carpenters

I am new to this forum. I stumbled upon this today and was extremely glad. I was wondering if there are any carpenters on here who have had the surgery? I had my surgery in november last year and recently decided to return to work bc I was feeling great. Not so much now. I'm starting to feel like I did before the surgery. Just wondering if being a carpenter is over for me or if people figure out ways to deal with everything.  
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620923 tn?1452919248

  Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

Most chiari Drs will tell u to avoid heavy lifting and straining...so, I would think this would be a diff occupation to go back to....

Keep in mind, it can take up to 2 yrs to completely heal inside...all the nerves...so u r still healing, and may be doing too much...mayb if u waited a little longer u could go back??? Who knows we are all diff...

  Do u know if u have ne related conditions or issues?

  Stop the lifting, and straining...and see if u feel ne better.....

  We r glad to have u join us, but sorry for the reasons that bring u,.

             "selma"
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440535 tn?1312371665
Sorry I can't answer your question.  I just wanted to say that I'm an military electrician so I understand where you're coming from.  I spend lots of time helping carpenters and also doing the army stuff.  I've been struggling with my work for 4 years now and although I haven't had surgery yet I am almost certain I will lose my job when my employer finds out what I have.  
I know how difficult it was for me to strain myself on the job, which is just part of the job.  I started to find that thing I always did before without thinking about them were becoming difficult and being stubborn never wanted to ask for help, so I would go home and try to do my suffering at home out of everyone's sight.
Its a big deal when your job comes into play.  I hope you continue to recover.  I just wanted to let you know that I understand how difficult this all is.
Take care
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Thanks for the responses. I had no idea that it takes up to 2 years to heal.

Autumn 55 I know what you mean by just trying to suffer at home. I can't imagine asking someone for help doing something that I know that I was able to do a few years ago.  Good luck on your recovery as well.
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