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recovery time after GCS

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bobbisue   
bobbisue

   I have been having trouble finding information on recovery time after GCS  [ MTF] as I am a mechanic heavy lifting will be required upon return to work any help with this would be appreciated 

 

    bobbisue:)

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TexasLibraryLady   
TexasLibraryLady

I was allowed to return to work 3 weeks post surgery. However I am on restriction from  heavy lifting for 3 months. This is major surgery. Like most surgeries, you need to take care not to put strain on the body.

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VickySGV   
VickySGV

Different doctor, but mine was for bottom surgery only and it was 6-8 weeks before I could do greater than 20 lbs from floor to table height. (Grand kids at the time were not a problem.)  If I had had top surgery as well, then it would be 8 to twelve weeks for lifting or taking down objects from above your head over about 5 pounds.  

One thing to take into account is that even if your doctors instructions say 6 weeks, your body may tell you it is not ready even then.  We do feel a loss of energy for many months as we heal which can be up to a year.  Do not overdo things. 

One my friends who had to do some things earlier than the doctor advised actually got her boss to bring in some lifting devices that she was willing to rent for them, but the boss ended up buying the stuff after seeing how she was sailing past the guys who had no restrictions. 

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Jani423   
Jani423

You will certainly experience getting tired easily as your body focuses on healing.  If you have other "issues" it just complicates things a bit.  I have breathing problems and I take a steroid which I've learned slows the healing process.  I'm just about 8 weeks post-op and I still get easily tired by simple chores.  As Vicky says, your body will tell you when its ready to get back to your prior routine.

Jani

 

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JodyAnn   
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It took me six weeks to get over the zip, no zip, nap time zip again cycle. I could not approach a days work. About three hours and I was out of gas. After six weeks I picked back up quickly.

Six months in I was at full speed again and no trouble since.

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bobbisue   
bobbisue

Thank you ladies I think  I will plan for 4 months to recover , I think it is best to plan for the longest recovery time and hope for the shortest I still have a few hoops to jump for the gatekeepers but this helps 

   Once again thank you 

   bobbisue 

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