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So let's talk about rehabilitation time.... I have seen people taking a month, two weeks, 5 days... What do your surgeons recommend?

I haven't discussed it with my sugeon yet but I can do 11 days. That's it. LOL. Considering I came home from a c-section in 48 hours and walked up a flight of stairs and took care of my son alone everyday until I went back to work, I think this should be fairly easy.

What's up Wonder Woman!!!! Hahah

The same here... and I have a vertical cut which is very painful. I hope this is much easier than that.

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Wow, so many different times..im only thinking a week off..I have a sedentary job and figure I should be ok..we shall see

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I thought a week too but the psychologist suggested two. He had the surgery and said he went back in a week. He called himself a desk jockey and wished he taken two. Now that's got me thinking.

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My surgeon suggest 3-4 weeks. My understanding is that you will be very tired at first due to the reduced calories during the first few weeks.

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I plan one week off and 2nd week working from home. It's a "behind computer" and on conference calls job so I should be fine.

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I also work a desk job so I think 11 days will be ok, If not I will have to suck it up! LOL

I just can't believe that we are half way thru July!!! That school goes back in just a few weeks too!

Time seems to be flying on one hand and going in slowwwwwwwwwww motion on the other!

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I agree. Coming fast, but still so slow. Lol.

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Hello all, I too am "tentatively" scheduled for September, the 21st to be exact... but that date can change depending on my insurance. I have my psych evaluation on 7/27, and my last dietary apt on 08/03 and then it will be submitted to my insurance for hopefully QUICK approval. I have read, and read and read until I can't read anymore. I am ready to do this... but of course I have a lot of nerves. My main concerns is about blood clots. Although I am not someone who get blood clots I know that is a concern for sleevers. My gastric Dr, kind of made a big deal about the clots in return making me want to research until my fingers bleed (not really) and I just can't research anymore. I guess this is all part of the process, worry, nerves, excitement all wrapped up in 1! I am putting it in God's hands and hope and pray and have faith that everything will go as planned. I look forward to following this forum during my process. :)

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I am hoping that I only need 2 weeks, but I can take as many as needed since I am having surgery. My job will not allow me to come back until the Dr fully releases me. Thankfully mine is paid under STD and paid at 100%... I am lucky in that sense ;)

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I made it a "secret" group, it's called September Sleevers

I am out and about but I will add you (and any one else that is interested) when I get home later today. :)

Oh my god! Yay add me!!

Email: lxsilentxtearzxl@aol.com

Plz don't judge I made that email back in like the 90s no joke lol

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Blood clots- I was told that I needed to give myself a shot everyday for the first week or so to help with blood clots. They are going to teach me how to give myself a shot right before surgery and then in the hospital. (I actually blocked this out of my mind until blood clots were just brought up! uhh.... not thrilled about giving myself a shot but I guess it is much better than taking the chance with blood clots.)

Telling work- I told my supervisor. I need to work with our HR group once I have my surgery date. I am only telling my co-workers that I am having surgery. I am not going into details. Since I have already lost 40# pre op and hope to have 50 pound off before surgery- I don't think they will know. I have made sure everyone knows that I am going to a NUT and that is why I am losing weight right now. HR and your supervisor cannot disclose why you are on medical leave- that is against the law. I'm not opposed to telling folks but right now I am only sharing this with my close friends and family.

So does this mean that everyone is going to have to give them self a shot ?

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Blood clots- I was told that I needed to give myself a shot everyday for the first week or so to help with blood clots. They are going to teach me how to give myself a shot right before surgery and then in the hospital. (I actually blocked this out of my mind until blood clots were just brought up! uhh.... not thrilled about giving myself a shot but I guess it is much better than taking the chance with blood clots.)

Telling work- I told my supervisor. I need to work with our HR group once I have my surgery date. I am only telling my co-workers that I am having surgery. I am not going into details. Since I have already lost 40# pre op and hope to have 50 pound off before surgery- I don't think they will know. I have made sure everyone knows that I am going to a NUT and that is why I am losing weight right now. HR and your supervisor cannot disclose why you are on medical leave- that is against the law. I'm not opposed to telling folks but right now I am only sharing this with my close friends and family.

So does this mean that everyone is going to have to give them self a shot ?

That's a good question, I don't think so but now I am certainly going to add it onto my "things to ask" list!

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This is something my surgeon does, not sure about other programs

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