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My DS surgery was finally approved by insurance and is scheduled for 8/24/2017. Anyone have any feedback on when they felt good enough to return to work following the DS?

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I had my surgery on June 28th was scheduled back on July 5th....but I had already told them if I did not feel well enough I would be back on the 10th. Thank goodness I did...those few more days saved me. My biggest issue was lack of sleep. I was sleeping on my back and it was not good. I finally was able to go sleep on my side by the 7th- and I used a pillow to help lift my belly. I wish I had purchased a binder prior to surgery so that may help you. Good luck!

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I have to return to work 7 days post surgery; is that absurd, or possible?

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19 minutes ago, Frankw19 said:

I have to return to work 7 days post surgery; is that absurd, or possible?

It's definitely possible or depends on whether or not you're in pain, and the type of work you're doing (standing/bending etc). I had my surgery in 2012 and it was a couple of days before Thanksgiving, and I went Black Friday shopping for a few must have items. The key was I prepared myself with a half a pain pill, my liquids etc. without bending or lifting. I didn't have a lot of pain after the third day; I had a sleeve. Check with your doctor and maybe see about doing a half day the first day or two. Good luck

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Thank you so much. It will be mostly office type work, with minimal bending or lifting.

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I have to return to work 7 days post surgery; is that absurd, or possible?

Is this business days or do you work weekends? I was trying to figure out dates for you.... I think if you get that binder and just walk a ton after surgery you should be fine! :) (I sit at a desk also and I think that binder would have helped me immensely)

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Thank you!! I will try and order a binder right now, and will walk as much as possible😎

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Quick q as a newbie who just had her SIPS on Monday. What is a binder?


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BraceAbility Plus Size Bariatric Abdominal Binder

BraceAbility Plus Size Bariatric Abdominal binder

I have seen others as well, but this is just an example. I think this exact one is on Amazon.

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It was about 6 days out that I finally felt good enough to go into the office, but I was only there a short time. I needed at least two weeks to have the energy to work, but you might heal quicker. I had the DS and never used a binder. I had very little pain and slept on my side just fine. Everyone is different.

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