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returning to work

Posted by JoAnn M on 6/18/03 at 00:04 (122196)

Has anyone returned to work full time to a job requiring 8 hours on your feet after tts/pf surgery?Am supposed to return to work july 8,had surgery april 29,can manage 30 minutes on my feet.This is accomplished by enduring tremendous pain in arch,back of heel,inside ankle,outside behind ankle,and outer edge of foot.Cannot return to work with any restrictions,would not be allowed to work.Must wear dress shoes.Would have to negotiate at least one flight of stairs down each day,can use elevator to go up.Strong painkillers not possible,must think clearly,responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars during shift(Casino pit boss).A small paperwork error can result in $100k fine for casino.Will I be able to do this?I have drs appt Friday,what should I say?I have 2 more weeks of fmla I could use,if I am out longer I will lose my job,but could continue disability ins for 3 more months.If I return to job and can't handle it,then go back out of work for more than 2 weeks,will lose my job and not be eligable for disability.Will I suddenly get much better in next 2 weeks?Any suggestions?

Re: returning to work

Sharon W on 6/18/03 at 07:26 (122205)


You MIGHT suddenly get better in the next 2 weeks, sometimes these things seem to get better all at once.

Have you had any physical therapy, at all?

As for the dress shoes -- try checking out


They have a 'Mary Jane Walker' that, if it's something you could use at work, might be just the thing. Their shoes are quite comfortable, and they do have a wide variety of other shoes, including dress shoes. There are links for where you can buy them.


Re: returning to work

lauriel on 6/18/03 at 11:51 (122238)

JoAnn, I want to say good luck to you, I am 6.5 moonths post op, luckily I have a desk job, You need to talk to your Dr about what this kind of pressure might do to your foot both temporary or even permanent. It just might help to take the extra 2 weeks off I would also ask your Dr about wrapping your foot to see if that would stabilize the foot. You mentioned going down stairs, there is not an elevator available?