I went back to work on post op day #3. Big mistake. My lower incision burst open and was bleeding bright red blood. Had to change my dressing several times. Granted, the incision is only about 3/4 inch, but it wasn't closed with suture. Also, I wasn't doing any heavy lifting at work. Circulated for a c/section (felt like I was going to pass out at one point.....ahhh, the dizziness continues!), and took care of a post op c/section on complete bedrest. Just too much walking around, too soon.
I still have periods of dizziness -- not narcotic related - not taking them during the day at all, just one tab at night for soreness and PRN sleep.
I called off of work yesterday to rest up, and was still having some bleeding from the open incision. The bleeding is less today, and I'm leaving the incision open to air now.
To those of you who have had a tubal - how long did you take off of work afterwards? Do you have a highly physically active job or a sedentary job? Just curious......