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Hey everyone.

I am getting ready to schedule my surgery, but am not sure how many days of work I should take off. How many days did you take off?

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I took three weeks off including the surgery week, and surgery was on a Tuesday.

Some people go back in one or two weeks. I would recommend a minimum of two, but three was perfect for me. That way you are probably back into eating soft and moist foods before you go back to work, which is nice because that's when you start to get some energy back and feel human again.

Good luck.

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I was planning on 2 but had complications and took off 3. I go back to work tomorrow and I feel ready. I probably could have made it with just 2 weeks out, but I am really glad I took the 3rd one off.

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3 weeks

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Seven working days. Sleeved on a Thursday and back to work the second Monday after. I started full liquids my first day back. No problems at all. I probably could have gone back earlier but I had taken the time off and treated myself...K

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4 weeks

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2 weeks, Tomorrow is first day back, sleeved Aug 6, last week I was kinda out

of it BUT, FEELING GREAT NOW.

Good Luck

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I too am going back to work tomorrow. (bleh). I took 4 weeks because I had a lot of vacation days piled up and decided to be good to myself.

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scheduled off for 4 weeks. sleeved 8-08

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My surgeon is having me off for 6 weeks, but will release me to go back sooner. So I get the time I need.

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One week, sleeved on monday back to work the next monday.

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I thought two was gonna suffice but I ended taking three weeks off!! Everyones recovery is different I had a few bad days in mine and that's why the three weeks worked better for me!! Good luck in your journey and I will pray for a speedy recovery for you!!

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I planned on 2 weeks but went back after 10 days. I was bored at home and felt fine.

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I was originally set for 4 weeks, but surgeons PA gave me another 3 weeks on Friday.. So I'll have 7 weeks off total. Sleeved July 23, back to work Sept 10.

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