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I am beyond excited! After my visit with the surgeon today, the surgery scheduler told me I could have my surgery between 1-3 months from now! I can’t even explain how happy I am!

This is really happening for me, and I’m on the road to a healthy life (finally).

My dietician couldn’t have been nicer, she kept assuring me my food choices lately were really smart, and was happy I was 5 lbs down (from just last week!)

The only question I keep thinking of regards recovery. Now, I know recovery is a little ways in the future, but I can’t help wondering how much time I’ll have to ask off work?

I work retail, so I often do heavy lifting, a lot of bending, and altogether work very fast paced. I’m not sure exactly how fast stitches heal, but I’m guessing I could harm myself if I’m not careful afterwards?

Would anybody know anything regarding this? I want to give my work proper warning, and I also want to know for myself.

Thank you!

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Well typically you will need about 2 weeks off and have a lifting restrictions for a bit about 10 pounds just listen to your body if you have never been under anesthesia before ask for the patch behind your ear to ward off nausea also if you are nervous they can give you meds for that. Typically the iv will be placed in your hand because you move around a bit and they don't want to risk it coming out. Pm me if you have any questions about general surgery I've not had wls yet but I've had many surgery in my life and survived each one lol

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Congrats on your the visit with your surgeon. I have mine next month and I cant wait! Just like you I got so elated when I got the date for that meeting, and I finally allowed myself to think forward to the AFTER surgery part of my life. mine has been a 2 year journey to get to this point, and I just couldn't allow myself to get pumped until now. feels so great! I've told my employer that what I 'expect' is - i'm down for the 1st week. MAYBE work part time the 2nd week. and likely return full time by the 3rd week ( I have a desk job).

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