I want to do other activities. When do I know I am ready?

1. When can I go back to work?

That will depend on several things, such as what kind of job you have, how your wounds are healing, and how you feel. One of the attending doctors or the physician’s assistant when you come back to clinic. The Rehabilitation Counselor will coordinate all workers’ compensation patients on their return to work.

2. What about sexuality and intimacy?

These questions are always somewhat difficult to ask, but please bring them up when you are visiting in private in our clinic. Our doctors and nurses can help identify problems, and help you find solutions. You are not alone—many burn patients have problems with sexuality during their recovery periods.