LAL 11:48pm Jun 24 2012
Slowly easing back into work is a good idea. If you can work from home, that's even better. Don't push yourself if you're still on pain meds it can be difficult to concentrate on work and you might mess up! maybe if possible negotiate with your boss if you can start work later depending on how you're feeling.
I had to drag myself into work once before my surgery to SHOW my boss that I was on crutches and in a cast, so he would understand why I wasn't already back at full speed!!! otherwise, a lot of people when they first heard I broke my ankle they thought it equivalent to a bad sprain that would heal in, like, a weekl! Now they know it's a lot worse but only after they saw me hobbling around on my crutches and leg in cast and heard I had to have hardware put in. Now, bosses and co-workers are more sympathetic when I request accommodations!!
Before I could get back into work (for me the obstacle wasn't pain/meds but learning to drive with my left leg since it's my right that's in a cast) I did a lot of work at home on my laptop while laying in bed with my foot elevated.
5/18/12: comminuted bimalleolar fracture, with dislocation
(closed reduction, surgery delayed due to swelling; NWB)
5/31/12: ORIF - 1 plate, 9 screws
9/5: HWR 2 synd screws