I am currently a waitress and bartender at a local restaurant/bar/motel. In the bar we lift flats and cases of beer every day and many times a day. In the restaurant (partially because I am short) I have to reach things on higher shelves and carry trays of dishes and other fairly heavy supplies. I am figuring I will be off work for around a month and can come back after that but not sure if it may be longer?
Am Wondering How Long Before I Can Do Basic Chores Around the House, Shower and Eventually Go Back to Work?
Doctor Answers 2
Listen to your surgeon
How Long Before I Can Do Basic Chores Around the House,
Simple chores can be done almost immediately. A month sounds reasonable for the work you are doing. As a general guideline, if you avoid doing things that hurt, you are not overdoing things. But check specifically with your surgeon, who will be monitoring your recovery.
All the best.
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