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I started back slowly after a week. I am a professor, so I was able to be fairly flexible. My main problem was fatigue in the afternoons. If your job entails manual labor, you will need longer.

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if you have a desk job you would probably be fine after a week (assuming you had no complications) But if you can it wouldn't be a bad idea to take two weeks

just be aware that for a while you will have extreme fatigue. I was not working when I had my surgery and for the first week walking to the bathroom and back completely wore me out. During my second week I went to Walmart and had to cut the trip short because I just didn't have the strength to keep walking

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if you have a desk job you would probably be fine after a week (assuming you had no complications) But if you can it wouldn't be a bad idea to take two weeks

just be aware that for a while you will have extreme fatigue. I was not working when I had my surgery and for the first week walking to the bathroom and back completely wore me out. During my second week I went to Walmart and had to cut the trip short because I just didn't have the strength to keep walking

Sophie, is the fatigue from the extreme calorie deficit or from the physical surgery? I've been having the same question on time off, I'm glad this was asked :)

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I am a middle school teacher. I took 2 weeks off (total, counting surgical/hospital days). At the end of week 1 I was fine and ready to return to work, but I wasn't allowed to alter my scheduled days. :( I would have been able to return fully at this point, but the extra week was a nice bonus.

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I took 2 weeks off for surgery, hospital stay, and recovery. I can say honestly I was probably ready to go back after a week, and I have a desk job, but I wanted to wait until after my 1st week follow up with the surgeon, and I still had the drain tube in at that point. I was not on pain meds anymore, but just took the additional time to rest. I was tired that first week back, but this is my second week back and I feel great.

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My surgery was on Friday 4/22, I was back that next Thursday. So total of 4 business days off. I'm a project manager, so most of the time I'm at my desk or in meetings. I held up pretty well until about 2:30, then I wanted a nap.

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if you have a desk job you would probably be fine after a week (assuming you had no complications) But if you can it wouldn't be a bad idea to take two weeks

just be aware that for a while you will have extreme fatigue. I was not working when I had my surgery and for the first week walking to the bathroom and back completely wore me out. During my second week I went to Walmart and had to cut the trip short because I just didn't have the strength to keep walking

Sophie, is the fatigue from the extreme calorie deficit or from the physical surgery? I've been having the same question on time off, I'm glad this was asked :)

You're not eating much and you're recovering from major surgery & a good deal of anesthesia. It's all of those. Plus trying to learn a new stomach.

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No, I had RNY.

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if you have a desk job you would probably be fine after a week (assuming you had no complications) But if you can it wouldn't be a bad idea to take two weeks

just be aware that for a while you will have extreme fatigue. I was not working when I had my surgery and for the first week walking to the bathroom and back completely wore me out. During my second week I went to Walmart and had to cut the trip short because I just didn't have the strength to keep walking

Sophie, is the fatigue from the extreme calorie deficit or from the physical surgery? I've been having the same question on time off, I'm glad this was asked :)
probably both. Your body is recovering from surgery and you are running on a few hundred calories a day

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