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Going Back To Work After Disability
I have deterating disc deasease followed up with, RA in my back, I am 57 yrs old and work in a nursing home, could this be consistered, a disability case, ?
It possible: Since you work in nursing home and you have to be to respond to the need of your patient as far as lifting a, carrying and heavy duty. Those activates could worsen your condition, this could be the base for disability. ...Read more
Working with Cancer: Only your oncology team can make that call. If your immune system is suppressed because of chemotherapy or bio therapy, it might be best to avoid crowds at the office. Many cancer sufferers are perfectly capable of returning to a full, productive lifestyle, however, during and after treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Going back to work: Going back to work poses different challenges. All of us have felt sad when we leave our little ones, but please, do not feel guilty. As moms we always strive to do what is best for our families. Get organized before you actually go back, find dependable child care and always have a back up! Learn to delegate and ask for help, make sure you spend special family time, and pencil time for for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Your work clearance will actually depend on the nature of your surgery rather than the fact it was done under general anesthesia. The recovery from general anesthesia is short (1-2 days at maximum), while the extent of your surgery will mandate the decision for clearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of anesthesia?: Type of surgery? Type of work you do? These collectively dictate a patient's ability to return to work. Your surgeon will give you these guidelines - he/she will know best based on your occupation, the surgery performed, and the anesthesia utilized. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You've just gone through the joys and pains of childbirth and have spent the last few weeks enjoying 24/7 time alone with your new baby - it makes perfect sense to feel nervous, scared, sad, and angry about work. Talk with your supervisor to see if you can break up your day so you can see your baby. And stay in close contact with your baby's caregiver. Ask for help. You may get it! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Of course: Feelings of guilt when returning to work after having a baby are very normal. But, remember that having a life outside of parenthood does not make you a bad parent. You need to find your own balance. (make sure to avoid people who try to make you feel more guilty - they are not helpful.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After having a baby?: It can be hard for a mom or dad to return to work after spending weeks dedicated to the care of a newborn. Going back to work will mean missing being with the baby for much of the day. However, life must go on, and parents have to earn a living to support the family. Having extended family around, such as enthusiastic grandparents, may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Soon: Most patients take 6 weeks of maternity leave. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery patients may go back much sooner. Many need to for financial reasons. While physically it is fine, taking time off to bond and spend time with your new baby is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Oh my goodness yes! We have just experienced one of the single most imprtant and exhilarating events of our lives. We have given birth to a tiny, beautiful human being that is ours, we have become moms. Our lives have radically changed and we are also experiencing a multitude of feelings. Take your time and talk about it. Thoughts and feelings are racing and our hormones are all over the place. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No one easy answer: Every family is different. That is why I created a health guide to work-life balance and childcare. Please check it out and add your own suggestions in comments. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/health_guide/54 above all, enjoy every minute of your time with your family. And take lots of photos, too! :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same/next day: I assume you are talking about scaling & root planing. Most people prefer to be numb for the procedure, so keep this in mind if you are in a job that requires a lot of speaking. Some sensitivity is to be expected, but this is temporary. Take a little tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil afterwards (whatever you would normally take for a headache) and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: "shoulder reconstruction" can mean repair of a fracture, surgery for instability, or shoulder replacement. Work may involve desk duty and shuffling papers or digging ditches and carrying cinder blocks. If you have had a minor procedure and have a light duty postion, you should be able to return to work within 2-4 weeks. If you have had major surgery and have a heavy duty job it can take months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: I'm assuming you are describing a dislocated shoulder. Return to work depends on many factors. Hopefully you were treated by a physician. Additional injuries to the shoulder can occur after a dislocation such a cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries. Follow. Your doctors advice. ...Read more
We all do...: We all feel guilty when we leave our babies and must return to work, but you should not! We work in order to provide for our kids and give them diverse opportunities. Keep these things in mind. You are not a "bad" mom because you work and your baby is in day care. Make the most of your time at home with him and if you find working full time unbearable, see if your company offers flex scheduling. ...Read more
I have costochronditis. I was wondering if I should be going back to work in a heavy nursing home.?
Depends: Depends upon severity of the costochondritis and work load. In general, activity is good for you, and light activity helps recovery. Over-doing it obviously can cause problems and delay healing. Might want to return and do light duty then progress to regular duty as your body allows. ...Read more
I was thinking of going back to work early after recovering from a back injury for a while. Should i?
See below: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
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