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I work in a very busy, large, multi-specialty medical clinic. My job is mostly desk work answering endless calls, checking pt's out etc. i do have to get up often to go to the printer to give something to the pt as they check out. How many days after I get home do you think I would need to take off work? thanks. :)

MBoski

43yrs old

100 lbs to lose

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from a week to 10 days, was fine for me.....but it all depends on how you feel....if you can take 2 weeks then it would be great....i wasn't able to....but i did just fine.:)

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I took 4 weeks off, and I'm so glad I did!

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I had surgery on a wed. and went back to work on mon. I planned to take a week off, but I felt so good that I saw no reason to stay home anymore. I have a desk job that sounds similar to yours.

I guess it depends on your job. If they are really going to be short handed without you, I would say a week for most people is plenty of time off. There are people who have problems with nausea at first, but if you are able to get your Protein and liquids in, you should be fine in a week.

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I didn't feel sick but really dragged and was a little foggy for a while, if you can afford to take the time off I would do it, but I had to go back to work pretty quickly and I was able to do it, but then came home and napped my little heart out.

Anna

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I hope that I have a speedy recovery like so many of you!

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I am back to work today in a medical practice with a mostly desk job. I'm 12 days out today. so far 4 hours in and I feel pretty good. A little tired but that's to be expected.

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WOW ... my doc is requesting six weeks off.

That's awesome! I would have loved 2 more weeks off to exercise without trying to fit it in :). Take it and run lol!!!

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That's awesome! I would have loved 2 more weeks off to exercise without trying to fit it in :). Take it and run lol!!!

Thanks!!!!!!

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I'm a stay at home mom. My mom came to help me. She was here until two weeks after my surgery. I have to say that I hardly had any energy for the first week at all. I wouldn't have been able to take care of my three kids without her. Once I was on full liquids, I started getting more energy. I even let my mom sleep in her last four days here.

Up until three years ago I worked a desk job doing Customer Service for 12 years. I can't imagine being able to go back to work for at least 10 days. It's more than just what you do at work. It's getting up in the morning to get ready. Getting kids off to school or daycare (if that's something you have to do) and then getting to work. So I think the answer for that all depend on a lot of factors.

AniO

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It's more than just what you do at work. It's getting up in the morning to get ready. Getting kids off to school or daycare (if that's something you have to do) and then getting to work. So I think the answer for that all depend on a lot of factors. AniO

Yes! The getting ready part was so tiring for me. Just blowdrying my hair left me weak and feeling like I needed to rest a bit. I went back to work on post-op day 13.

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My husband and I both took three weeks off from work. This last week we have spent more time getting caught up on school again before we go back to work. If you are only able to take two weeks that will work. Like other people said the first week you are pretty tired and need the time to rest. The second week I felt a lot better and went to my classes. This week I feel great! Each day you feel better and have more energy but, the first week especially you will be tired easily. Good Luck to you! I hope your surgery is quick and complication free. :thumbup:

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