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I'm thinking having the surgery on a Friday and then returning Back to work on a Monday. My work is not hard work and plus we have a medical staff on site they will put me on light Duty. Do everyone think that's the way to go?

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I think you need to give yourself more time. Your port site will be sore. There was an emotional thing with me on day 3. You are making a major change. Do not rush this.

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Myself and my friend did, sure we were a bit sore but it was not that bad at all...Your call..

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I agree, you'll be tired and sore and be working on getting all your liquids in and right. I had an incision on my waist line and it really hurt to wear my work slacks so I took a couple of days extra to let it heal. My surgery was 3/22 and I'm still having to wear bandaids over it to be able to wear my pants. Give yourself time to heal a bit. Good luck to you!

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I took 2 weeks off. I'm an admin. I didn't need that long but really needed the mental break. My husband had his on Friday & went back on Tuesday. He works in a call center at a help desk. He wishes he would have taken an additional day off just to get a little rest.

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I was off for a week and felt fine going back to work.

if it were me i would take a week off if able to. It does take a few days to just get the anaesthetic out of the system.

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I had 6 business days off and two weekends so 10 days. I think you need a week off.

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My surgery is this Wednesday I'm just taking the rest if the week off and returning Monday that's 5 days I work at a restaurant and don't be doing much

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I had surgery on Weds and am back to work tomorrow (monday)... But I'm nervous about it... I don't feel ready.

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