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I got my surgery date today...August 12th. I am so excited. I have to have filters placed a few days before due to getting blood clots after my last surgery. How long did everyone wait till they went back to work? I am a taxi cab driver and on most days rarely get out of my car to walk so I'm nervous about going back to soon.

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Congratulations!

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I was back at work a week later. But I was getting up to stretch/walk a little each hour. I hate to say it but the worst part of the second week was the drive to and from work. I found it to be really uncomfortable.

After the second week driving my truck was not an issue. But each trip was no more than an hour.

Congratulations on making the decision to get the surgery. I am now 5 weeks post-op and it has already made a big difference to the way I feel and live.

Goodluck! Talk to your doctor about what you can do, while being stuck driving all day.

Wish you the best!

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congrats! welcome to the rest of your life!

i took two weeks but it was because my surgeon made me, i sit at a desk all day! by the time i went back i was running to go, i was bored out of my mind!

i didnt really drive for the two weeks, my hubby did most of it...hardest part honestly for me was the ride home from the hospital, i was tired, achy and nauseated!

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Thanks for the responses. I told my boss I would need around 3 weeks off. I might come back sooner and see how I do for half a day and just see how I feel. We get extremely busy some days and I drive for 10 hours. Some days I don't even have time to stop to eat or use the restroom. My work is being really nice about everything

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Heather, I had the DS (lap - DaVinci). I was back to work in 15 days. I could have gone back sooner, but my job had a restriction for major abdominal surgery and I had to abide by their policy.

No regrets for the DS, I would do it again every single year to see these results.

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