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Question I'm trying to decide should I take 2 or 3 weeks off from work



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Hi everyone, how long did you take off from work? Thank you

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I have th sleeve done on the 10th. I return to work on the 24th. I work from home at my desk on the computer. Aside from maybe needing to take a nap at lunch I think I’ll be fine. Everyone is different. Major things to remember are things like making sure you don’t get too distracted with work and forget to drink your fluids. That has to come first. No lifting for several weeks. I think two weeks is adequate but again, base it on your type of work and the way you feel after surgery. One week out I feel great aside from some minor sorenesss.

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3 weeks because I had the time to take. I was stir crazy half way through week 3, but I liked having that much time to recover and plan.

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My doctor took me off 6weeks just to let my body adjust to the big change.
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Im off 3 weeks for my bypass, because I feel I need it to adjust fully with food intake, and low stress.

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I planned my surgery so that I could have it during my summer time off (I teach). I'm two weeks out and I probably could survive working but I am still having to focus and work hard to get my fluids and Protein. I'm also pretty easily fatigued at this point.

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Had surgery on Thursday returned to work on Monday
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I had a full six weeks.

I work over 12 hours, much of that is on my feet. I have to be able to assist and transfer patients and such.

The time off you need is highly dependent on the nature of your work. I would always err on the side of caution and take a higher amount of time off if you have it and are financially able.

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I had a full six weeks.
I work over 12 hours, much of that is on my feet. I have to be able to assist and transfer patients and such.
The time off you need is highly dependent on the nature of your work. I would always err on the side of caution and take a higher amount of time off if you have it and are financially able.
Thank you, this really helped me.

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I took 2 weeks but should have taken 3.
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I have a desk job and only took 1.5 weeks. It was no problem and I am 55 years old.

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I took 2 weeks and did well. I did not have a choice. But if you can take 3, why not? It’s a big adjustment and focusing on yourself for as long as you could will only benefit you.
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have you had surgery before? everyone reacts different to the surgery. some bounce right back and the only thing holding them back is the time needed for all those stitches to heal. others react poorly to being put under and take longer to recover from the stress your body is put thru by this procedure. Only you can maybe know how you will react if you have been under for another reason.

desk job with fixed hours and no lifting - 2 weeks would work

manual labor with heavy lifting - 6 weeks easy

look at your daily routine and decide

then take all you can and be nice to yourself for a few weeks :)

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I took 2 wks off for my sleeve with no problem a little sore but otherwise back to normal.

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I going to take a week off, hope is enough. But I do have a desk job. The nurse said do not stay seated for a long time try to walk around as much as possible.

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