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I got sleeved on June25 and my doctor gave me 6 weeks off way to much when I was feeling better in 2?

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I had surgery on a Thursday morning, and could have gone back to work on Monday. I had planned for the whole week off, but truly didn't need it. It really depends on how you feel. If there's lots of up & down, bending and straightening, I'd take the time allotted, but spend the last few days conditioning yourself to do those activities.

It's a good place to begin listening more carefully to your body. ;)

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My surgery date is Aug 15th, I am not scheduled to return to work till 9/4/2012 that is almost 3 weeks. But I am also having my gallbladder removed at the same time and Dr. felt I would be sore on both sides. I have a desk job but I can not get up at will to move around because I am on the phone most of the time. Part of me is worred I will get bored at home but then I tell myself I can walk more through out the day!

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Since you are a Dr. I assume regiment & discipline are something that you are use to.

IMO if you can plan your nourishment throughout the day & stick to it, I think you will be fine.

Not saying you'll be completely pain free, and in the groove, but by day 11 it will be so tolerable that you will want something to do.

I'm a truck driver, and I believe I could have gone back to work in less than a week, the only reason I didn't is because of all the shaking and movement in the truck.

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I went back to work as a nurse on med floor with a full patient load doing 12 hour shifts at 11 days (everyone was great making sure I didn't do any lifting) and I felt fine. I have occasional tenderness but no real pain.

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I took two weeks off, but I felt good and could have returned after week one, "desk job." Everyone's different, I didn't have much pain and other than being tired felt pretty good.

Pace yourself, and sit down and rest when you feel tired. You should be fine!

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