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2-4 weeks recovery for sleeve. Went back to work 13 days post-op....took things slowly. I'm a chemist so we move around a lot! Needed lots of naps for up to 8 weeks post-op.

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I went back two days. Director of HR, desk job.

Working beyond grief for a better life!

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Day 11. I think that it should be 4 weeks from my experiences after going back in 11 days. The pain completely subsided at 4 weeks. I was also able to tolerate Vitamins better at 4 weeks.

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My job is extremely physical running a mail machine on my feet 8 hours and carrying heavy loads. I was still very sore on my left side at 4 weeks so I took another week.

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I took off for 10 days.

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once but rather one step, one breath and one moment at a time. I am only one person.

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I only took a week off, I have and desk job 8 hr days. food wise I feel I stay on target better at work then I do on weekends. Ive had no problem coming back to work in only a week. I am start of week 3 post op (8/15/16)

of the Duodenal Switch procedure.

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I had surgery on a Friday, took off the next week, and went back to work the Monday after. So, nine days (counting weekends). I was very lucky to have a smooth recovery, and I've been glad to be back at work (office job, so no heavy lifting). It's helping me to get into a regular routine.

My best to you!

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I had surgery on Wednesday, came home Thursday, worked from home Friday, and was back at the office Monday. I was fine.

I had an easy recovery and I've got a desk job.

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I had my surgery on Wednesday 8/3/16 and I went back Monday 8/8/16 . WAY too soon. But having a desk job I thought I would be ok. I am at my desk part of the day, but a big part of the day, I am also running back and forth between people in a manufacturing shop. I should have taken 2 weeks, easily.

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At 66, one week, desk job, no lifting. Easy peasy.

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Two weeks was expected, but I was still very tired. Went back at four weeks and felt fine.

VSG 6/17/2016

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