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Lauren
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@jmcleod 26866 wrote:

Hello All,

I was looking for some advice, I had my surgery a week ago, returning to work next week. I am feeling pretty good at the moment, and the recovery is going well.

My work sometimes involves me installing equipment that can be heavy and I have been slated to do such an install at the end of 6 weeks (only just), so mid January. I have spoken with my work and as it is at the end of the 6 weeks they don’t see an issue. when returning to physical work I take it you are supposed to go easy and build up, can anyone advise me on

A : any restrictions one would face
B : am I able to get a note from a doctor restricting me to light duties

Thank you in advance for your replies.

I wish you all a very merry xmas and a happy new year

Regards,
Jamie

Hi Jamie

Glad to hear your recovery is going well. Did you have a bypass or sleeve?

As we always say, everyone is completely different so what is good advice for one might not be applicable to another. So, if it were me (I never tell anyone else what they should or shouldn’t do) I would have a word with my GP and see what he or she thinks. If you both decide that you should not return to heavy lifting so soon then she/he will be able to give you a note to say as such. Your health is the absolute priority here so don’t feel pressured to do anything you do not feel 100% capable of.

Hope that helps. Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

Hope sincerely that you have a super Christmas and New Year too.

Doodah x

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