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Hi! My surgery is scheduled for May 10th. I am wondering how many days off I will need from work. I have a desk job. I thought maybe 2 days. I have had 3 c-sections and have a pretty good pain tolerance. Any thoughts?

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Hi Kerri,

I had my surgery on a Friday and was back to work on Tuesday. You'll be a bit sore and slow but 2 days should be fine. This is not near as bad as a C-section. C-Sections make you tough :thumbup: Just don't over do it. You'll need to wear comfortable clothes. You will be sore and tight waistbands do hurt. You'll be alittle swollen. Good Luck.

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I would say take as much time off as you can. I had surgery on Monday and i took two weeks off. I had no idea what to expect but i can tell you that i have a pretty good pain tolerance and i still feel sore today. I did have a hernia repaired so maybe thats why i am taking longet to get back to normal. Also i feel better being at home for the liquid pahse of the diet. It has been pretty easy but i am feeling hungry now. Atleast i can exercise when i want and sleep when i want because the first few days will be rough unless your a back sleeper. If not it will be hard getting a good nights rest. Bottom line if you have the time to take off then use it......

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Expect the best, but plan for the worst. :thumbup: I have a desk job, too.

I caught a cold around the time I was in the hospital, so that probably slowed my recovery.

I did one week off, and tried to go back the second week. Ended up doing half time the second, and wishing I had taken it off.

That said, many have returned much sooner than I. I have a fantastic boss with paid sick time, so I wasn't worried about it. I probably could have forced myself to go back quicker had it really been needed.

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I had my surgery on Tuesday. I am sitting at work now, wishing that I hadn't come in.

It is doable, but not really where I want to be right now.

Definitely wear loose clothing and take off a week if you can.

D

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Hi There,

I had my surgery on Friday, March 26, 2010 and had planned on returning to work on the Monday, March 29, 2010.

I did however, end up calling in sick on the Monday and returned to the office on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

I think it was more from the anesthetic and the pain in my back and shoulder from the gas used during the surgery.

I was extremly sleepy for the first two days, found it really hard to stay awake for any period longer than 2 hours. Just felt really punky.

I feel great now and am looking forward to my first fill.

Hope this helps and Good Luck with your surgery!

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I took 2 days off along with my weekend and that was fine. I was a little slow moving the first day back but you should be fine. Of course it depends on how your surgery will go and your body.

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I intialy took two weeks off but ended up taking three. I had the heria repair and was rather still am dealing with two of my for incisions not healing quickly. I work at a hotel so I wanted everything to be closed up at least before I went back.

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i scheduled my surgery just before spring break (i work for a college) so that i could have that week off, thinking that would be enough, and i ended up doing half days this second week. i'm glad i didn't take this week off though, because working the half days has helped work my stamina up.

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I had my surgery on a Friday - I took the next week off just to be safe. I could have probably returned mid-way through that week, but I was just as happy to have the time off while on a different diet and wearing compression stockings.

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I had my surgery on a Wednesday and had a hernia repair as well. I went back that following Monday and took it slow all week.

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Hi I had surgery on March 16 and was appproved for short term disability for a month. At my follow-up I advised my doc that Im covered for up to 6-8 due to lapband and hernia repair and that I didn't want to go back until after my first fill. I had my follow-up visit submitted and I'm approved until April 30. I also have a desk job for a huge cell phone company, in a call center. If you have the time avail to you take & enjoy it if you have it. If not I would say 2wks if you have staples(very painful).

I also have a 3yr old daughter so its great to be able to spend time with her and I will be fully healed when I return to work.

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I had 10 days off. I am an ER nurse so I wanted to make sure things were secure in place before I started lifting people. I felt well enough about day 5 to go back, but even at day 10 I was tired and couldnt move as quickly. If I had a desk job I would have been fine with a few days. Incision pain is not always the worse thing you can have, I ended up with severe left shoulder pain the day I went back to work because I was drinking out of a straw and got very bad gas pains. That was way worse then any surgery pain so be careful :thumbup:

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I've had 3 c-sections too :thumbup: I had surgery on Saturday and went back to work on Tuesday, I was ok. First couple of days I went home right after work and needed a nap. You'll do fine.

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Thank you to everyone who replied. I guess I will have to wait to see how my body adjusts to the surgery.

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