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How long to take off work?

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SwimmingDonuts Fri 29-Jan-16 17:10:32

I'm going to have minor surgery next week, and I've no idea how long I should take off work.

My manager is lovely, and says to take as long as I need.

How will I know how long I need?

SwimmingDonuts Fri 29-Jan-16 17:11:20

I'm an LSA in a primary school.

PreAdvent13610 Fri 29-Jan-16 17:15:41

Ask your doctor or surgeon.
I had minor surgery last year and was fine with two days off work and the weekend to recover. They offered me a one week fit note.
It depends on you and the operation.

SwimmingDonuts Fri 29-Jan-16 19:45:23

Would you go back if you felt fine but the place was still sore?

Heirhelp Sat 30-Jan-16 14:00:39

I had two weeks off with gall bladder removal. I was in hospital a week before hand as i was very poorly and was given the standard two week sick note. Looking back I should have got another sickness note from GP as I really struggled on my return.

You need to seek medical advice. Remember if you are off for longer than 7 consecutive days (including weekend) you will need a sick note. The royal college of surgeons had advice leaflets on their website for many routine operations.

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