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I do cardiac progressive care. Since I was restricted on how much I could lift for 6 weeks I took the full 8 weeks and it was great. It gave me a chance to cement new eating habits and I started working out with a trainer at 5 weeks. I went back to work refreshed & renewed. I am 4 months out and have lost 75 pounds!

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I'm in Missouri, pediatric ER nurse. I had my sleeve 1/23 so I'm 3 days post op. I was planning on taking 2 wks but with the weight restrictions I will have to take 3-4 wks. Thankfully I have the time built up to take paid LOA. I don't want to go back unless I'm 100% ready:)

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I work med/surg 12 hour shifts. I waited 6 weeks as my job required I be able to lift at least 50# before releasing me. I enjoyed being able to just concentrate on my body and learning to eat again. if you can take the time.

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I was sleeved the 9th of this month and went back the 24th. It was ok. I was def sore. I work 12 hour shifts in the med-surg icu. But It was nice to get back into the swing of things

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Curious of how you all set up time off... Did you do a full LOA/FMLA or did you just schedule a vacation?

I was thinking of scheduling a vacation and letting my manager know of lifting restrictions.

Im an ER nurse doing three 12s so I don't want to over due it.

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File FMLA papers. You never know how long you will need. As far as, vacation.. that depends on how your time off is paid. I took 4 weeks off. I thought I could take just 2 weeks, boy... was I wrong!! Way to weak, plus you got to stay hydrated and get used to your new way of eating!! Good luck :)

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Yeah, After posting I realized how silly the post was! Already talked to my manager today about a LOA/FMLA and gave her a heads up on restrictions. I am still working on my preop stuff (psych assessment in a week and a half) but I wanna be ready to go!

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