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Old 08-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Returning to work after stroke

Just curious how long you were off work after your stroke? Initially I went back to work after 2 weeks and worked half days for 2 weeks then worked 1 week full days and then my body basically collapsed. Looking back I think I was in shock and denial. It wasn't until 1 month post stroke that it hit me like a ton of bricks...physically, emotionally, and mentally. I have been off work since then and can not foresee when I will be able to return. It is the fatigue and weakness that is hindering me at this point along with finding the right combo of meds that works for me.(mainly BP meds)

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Re: Returning to work after stroke

I had my brain stem stroke last December, I started driving my car at 35 days post stroke. I started working very part time 4-8 hours a week at 69 days. I still only work 1-2 days a week no more than 9 hours a week. I deliver pizza I find it to be low stress and with the tips I make around $17.00 a hour. I feel like I can do more hours but I am blessed with a wife that makes real good money each week. I would like to increase my weekly hours up tp 20 and see how that works out. Whats great about delivering pizza is you don't have to deal with many people just pick up the pizza at the store punch the address in a GPS turn on the radio with soft music and deliver the pizza. You then return to the store and repeat the same thing again. I get tired easy and my wife has a hard time understanding why I am in bed so much, perhaps she is right and I should try to push myself more.

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: Returning to work after stroke

I on the other hand have never went back to work. It has been almost 8 years. I wished I could go back but I can't. Good luck, Alberta

 
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