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Surgery and the holidays

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Has anyone had surgery done during the holidays? I went to the doctor today for my knee. I injuries it almost 10 years ago and re-injuried it recently. I messed up my MCL and possibly tore my meniscus, I'm having an MRI done next week to know for sure. Depending the results of that I'm looking at surgery as with it being the holidays we are put on a limited vacation time. My question is has anyone had surgery during the holidays and the boss not be upset?
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by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:47 AM
Same here.

You gotta do what you gotta do.


Quoting deccaf:

Holidays would be one of the better times to take time off in my business.

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TS9509
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:55 AM
I do have FMLA, as well as tons of PTO time and short term disability. My biggest concern is that my company limits the days you can take off with pay during the holidays so that everyone is ensured some type of time off during the holiday time. Once I find out next week from my MRI if I have to have surgery I plan to ask how quick I need it and then inform my boss.


Quoting preacherskid:

I gave birth halfway through peak Christmas season at my current employer.  Totally unexpected, a month early, went to an appt and got admitted to the hospital.  And it was a month after I got hired.  They were easy about it though- medical issues they can't say too much to you about missing, they can express concern about attendance etc, but that is about it.  The attendance desk we check in at actually didn't pass the message on to my supervisor, who called me the next morning when I didn't clock in or call in.....the silence when I told her I had had a baby the night before hadn't the message been passed on was priceless.  Do you have FMLA time?


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trfgirl56701
by Melissa on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I haven't had surgery done during the holidays. I did have to have surgery a couple years ago but I only had to take Friday off and was back to work by Monday.

I hope your surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery.

preacherskid
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM


Quoting TS9509:

I do have FMLA, as well as tons of PTO time and short term disability. My biggest concern is that my company limits the days you can take off with pay during the holidays so that everyone is ensured some type of time off during the holiday time. Once I find out next week from my MRI if I have to have surgery I plan to ask how quick I need it and then inform my boss.


Quoting preacherskid:

I gave birth halfway through peak Christmas season at my current employer.  Totally unexpected, a month early, went to an appt and got admitted to the hospital.  And it was a month after I got hired.  They were easy about it though- medical issues they can't say too much to you about missing, they can express concern about attendance etc, but that is about it.  The attendance desk we check in at actually didn't pass the message on to my supervisor, who called me the next morning when I didn't clock in or call in.....the silence when I told her I had had a baby the night before hadn't the message been passed on was priceless.  Do you have FMLA time?


Most knee surgeries are out patient surgeries.  I had extensive work on both knees several years ago, each time it was three days no weight, water, etc, then crutches after that.  Recovery time is the big question, as well as how it should be spent- the nature of my surgeries had me in a hip to ankle brace for weeks, and I was not able to put weight on that leg until the brace came off.

TS9509
by Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 9:38 AM
I've had knee surgery before, on my ACL, I was in school and it was done during summer break so I never had an issue with recovery time.


Quoting preacherskid:


Quoting TS9509:

I do have FMLA, as well as tons of PTO time and short term disability. My biggest concern is that my company limits the days you can take off with pay during the holidays so that everyone is ensured some type of time off during the holiday time. Once I find out next week from my MRI if I have to have surgery I plan to ask how quick I need it and then inform my boss.





Quoting preacherskid:

I gave birth halfway through peak Christmas season at my current employer.  Totally unexpected, a month early, went to an appt and got admitted to the hospital.  And it was a month after I got hired.  They were easy about it though- medical issues they can't say too much to you about missing, they can express concern about attendance etc, but that is about it.  The attendance desk we check in at actually didn't pass the message on to my supervisor, who called me the next morning when I didn't clock in or call in.....the silence when I told her I had had a baby the night before hadn't the message been passed on was priceless.  Do you have FMLA time?



Most knee surgeries are out patient surgeries.  I had extensive work on both knees several years ago, each time it was three days no weight, water, etc, then crutches after that.  Recovery time is the big question, as well as how it should be spent- the nature of my surgeries had me in a hip to ankle brace for weeks, and I was not able to put weight on that leg until the brace came off.


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cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM

It's too bad if your boss is upset, you need to take care of yourself before anything.

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