Hi, I am in my 50´s and am due for surgery on the 21rst, having second ovary removed. Just wondering how much work everyone has missed, I am planning on 2 weeks, any less? any more?
thanks, it has been 10 years since my last ovary was removed and I wasn´t working.
Are you having a laporascopic surgery or a laporatomy? With a laporascopic surgery you are usually off work 2 weeks but still avoid lifting and twisting for another month or so. When I had my laporatomy I felt pretty good at 4 weeks but still very exhausted. I would say 6 - 8 weeks depending on how you feel and what your doctor says.
Depends on the type of work you do. I had my left ovary, tube and a 10 cm cyst removed via laparascope. I went back to work after a week but couldn't do any heavy lifting (I work with wildlife). But I was doing exams, meds, paperwork, etc. So much depends on how you feel. After the surgery the doctor/hospital should give you post-surgical instructions on how to deal with the incisions, what you can and cannot do. That's the best guideline.
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