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I'm getting sleeved on 9/28 (yay!!!) and I have a family do 3 1/2 weeks later... We would have to fly Boston to Tampa... I know everyone is different and my surgeon would have to OK it, but based on your experience, would I be able to attend?

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You should be perfectly fine to fly by then.

I personally had no complications at all, but everyone is different. I went back to work 7 days after my surgery and other than being tired, was fine. I didn't take any pain meds after leaving the hospital and really felt good.

I am 5 weeks out on Monday and would have flown 2 weeks ago if I needed to! I say you will be fine to do it! Go for it!

Good luck with your surgery!!

Kelly ;)

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You should be perfectly fine to fly by then.

I personally had no complications at all, but everyone is different. I went back to work 7 days after my surgery and other than being tired, was fine. I didn't take any pain meds after leaving the hospital and really felt good.

I am 5 weeks out on Monday and would have flown 2 weeks ago if I needed to! I say you will be fine to do it! Go for it!

Good luck with your surgery!!

Kelly ;)

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You should be fine to fly. I had surgery on a Friday and flew perfectly fine on the following tuesday. Be sure to have help with your luggage so you do not lift. If you have a lay over you could also request a wheelchair to help you get through the airport if you are tired. I was fine getting around a wheeling my luggage behind me. Good luck!

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You are right, everyone is different, and you won't really know till after your surgery, but I had surgery on a Wednesday and flew 7 hours (with layovers) on a Sunday. I actually went shopping while we stayed in San Diego the day before we flew home. So, that's a 6 hour shopping spree 3 days post-op. I felt fine. Just a little tired by the end of the day, that's it.

Good luck to you!smile.gif You should be fine!

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I flew internationally for 24hrs when I was 3 weeks postop so you should be fine! I did eat an aspirin as I was worried about blood clots, made sure I took stuff to drink (protein powder to mix with milk or water), and walked around as much as possible.

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