Going Back to Work
After a surgical procedure and a few weeks of getting used to a new lifestyle, it is often very exciting to get back into the groove at work. Following are a few tips to help you with the transition back to work to avoid common mistakes
- Don’t push it. If you do not feel that you are ready to go back to work, even if Dr. Henke has cleared you to do so, take a few more days off, if possible
- Once at work, bear in mind that you will not be firing on all cylinders from day one. The effects of surgery can and will linger for a while, but you will regain your former abilities soon. Don’t get discouraged or stressed. You will often fatigue quicker early on.
- If your work involves strenuous activity, this may require a longer recovery time. Speak to your supervisor about temporarily transferring to a less strenuous job or taking additional time off to ensure you do not have complications
- Work can be stressful and stress can kill a diet, so be sure to practice stress relief activities.
- Work with HR to take charge of the health program at your office. Coordinate healthy activities and promote healthy habits. It’ll help you and your colleagues.