Re: Posterior tendon surgery
I had surgery on May 16th and was back at work June 18th after telecommuting for two weeks. I don't have a physically demanding job, but I will tell you that after going in the office Monday through Thursday last week I decided to work from home Friday and I was absolutely exhausted. So I think a flex schedule, if you can do it, is a good idea when you first go back. I can keep my foot elevated most of the time at work and it's getting easier to keep it down for longer periods of time, but there is a big difference in the swelling at the end of the day now that I am back at work.
My thought is to get as much time as you can possibly get and to say that you may need to come back part time at first if they will allow it. I would have loved to take more time but had to take my leave without pay so it wasn't possible for me to wait any longer.
The main thing is that if it seems like you're overdoing it you need to pull back and take care of yourself. This is NOT an easy surgery or recovery but it is temporary. You want to have it be worth it in the end by making sure you put your health first!