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Post Op Vacation

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The doctors and staff at the bariatric center tell me I can return to work after 2 weeks but can't go on vacation. This sounds a little crazy to me. If I can go and work with 26 wild 7 year olds at 2 weeks, I'm wondering why I can't go and veg in a resort in Florida. I have an appointment tomorrow to discuss this with my doc. Any ideas?

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I am surprised your doctor is allowing you back into the classroom after 2 weeks. I also work in the classroom and my doctor had me stay out of work for 4 weeks. But I do agree with Tinkertoyz, too soon to be that far away in case a problem arises.

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I told my case manager that I was going on a cruise 11 weeks after my surgery and she said no! I laughed because I thought she was kidding but then she said "I am not kidding" and she was serious. She said they do not recommend it because of all the food options. I told her I wont go if she pays me the $1000 non refundable deposit I paid four months ago.

I felt like a child who was not trusted by a superior. Last thing I want to do is get sick on my vacation... I wanted to tell her "I am an adult!" LOL.. I am sure they mean well.

I say, if you are feeling well you should do what makes you happy.

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It is the distance that concerns them as well. The good part is that we have a time share kind of condo. With my diabetes I can't stand the heat so I usually hang out at the pool during the day and go see the fireworks at night. If he says no today then my family will go and I will stay home. The upside is we won't need a dog sitter or anyone to water the gardens....

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@Minnie20...at my last visit they were tyring to give me an August date for my surgery to avoid the vacation. I kept telling the office manager that I worked with 7 year olds and wasn't sure that 2 weeks was enough. I really want an early June date. I don't think they understand how active we are in the classroom, especially at the beginning of the year. I also pointed out that it was rather silly for me to have surgery at the end of summer when I had all summer to recover. The doc agreed and wanted to schedule earlier but the office manager wasn't so sure. They must have made a deal because I got a call for June a few days later. Yeah!!!!

PS: The office manager is awesome and was only trying to get us to follow procedure. I'm so glad she made an exception in my case. I'm bringing her flowers from my garden this afternoon.

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