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Recovery time after brain surgery

I received emergency surgery on June 28, 2013 for an anerysum rupture. The surgery was successful however the nureosurgeon had made efforts to send me back to work as early as July 30, 2013. I told him I don't feel better enough and due to the nature of my job I prefere to recover until the anticipate date of September 28 for my return. In additional I have emotional issues as well and that's not good for a 911 operator which is what I do for a living. He says being at work will help me feel better; really I think is more harm than good. I would like to know can he pressure me to go back to work????????
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Hi!
No one can pressurize you to work. But if your doctor feels you will be emotionally and physically better at work then your doctor may gently steer you in that direction. Talk to a counselor/therapist and see if you are mentally ready to go back to work. Physically, whether you are well enough or not can be judged by your neurosurgeon. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thank you! I was referred to a Neuropsychlogist for evaluation but no not even a physician can judge the emotional trauma I've been through. It going to take a long time for me to recover the emotional scars I endured that day. Also I have another surgical procedure to remove two more anuerysums in October; I am trying to brace myself for this one.
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