Thanks! That really means a lot, to hear I’ve been of help to anyone. 😀
When I first scheduled the phalloplasty, I was told it was best to not go back to work until a full month after the surgery date (just a low-key office job; if I was in, say, construction, I know the recommended wait time is longer).
After the surgery, I was healing up fantastically at the start. “You should be able to go home in three weeks!” my surgeon told me. Great news! And here I’d booked a local hotel for the whole month.
I’m glad I kept the reservation, though, ‘cause I came down with an infection after a week that nobody saw coming, to no fault of the surgeon; it was entirely bad luck on my part. Turned out, I needed all four weeks before I went back to work after all.
So, best to plan for the time you *might* need instead of scrambling for the time you end up needing, I say. [nod nod]