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



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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 [emoji4]
I've had several surgeries I did really good, my concern I might be to weak to keep up with the daily task at my job. I'm going to put in 3 weeks with the option to come back early. Thank uou

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I took 2 weeks. This gave me time to recover and get comfortable with my new Water and food needs.

If you are able to I’d suggest 2 weeks, for some water intake is difficult and takes time to get your intake right. Work stuff is distracting

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17 hours ago, KimTriesRNY said:

The time off you need is highly dependent on the nature of your work.

I agree, it is highly dependent on the nature of your job.

I work from home, so I took zero time off. My regular work is no more physically taxing than surfing the internet.

If I had to go into an office I would have take about two-three days post op, just to have the energy to get dressed, make up, hair, and drive.

I started back up work travel three weeks post op, without any issues. But I had an easy recovery, with no serious issues.

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I took a full 2 months for both surgeries. The Band back in 2011 because I was driving upwards of 4 hours 1 way to work. And I didn't want any issues. For my Revision to bypass this past March, I took 2 months because I have to do a lot of lifting things, crouching and crawling under desks etc, and I wanted to make sure I had enough time to get into the full foods stage and have the time to figure out what foods would be ok and what wouldn't work. I'm glad I did, I would have hated being at work and getting a dumping event.

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I have a desk job, I had my surgery on April 27 and returned to work on May 8th, so 10 days. I was fine. Really depends on how physical you are at your job.

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I was off 3 weeks. That was the amount of time my surgeon recommended. I didn't think I'd need it, but I really did. On the Liquids and Purees stages, I was extremely hungry and had a lot of "tummy trouble." It would have been very difficult to work in that condition. At the 3rd week I transitioned to soft foods, and that worked well. Good luck to you.

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I only took a week off because I work from home. If I had to go into a physical office I would have taken at least 2 weeks.

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2 weeks should be fine

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I took two but wish I had more. I’ve got a desk job. But being able to refocus on myself without work getting in the way.

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On 7/18/2018 at 5:54 PM, J@Alabama said:

Had surgery on Thursday returned to work on Monday

We didn't need much because we have the best doctors! Wednesday here and back on Monday.

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Just get home from the hospital after my surgery, feeling great no pain at all, I'm taking 2 weeks off work and see how I feel after that

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I’m a nurse (so lots of lifting, pulling, turning) and I’m taking 2-3 weeks off and going back with light duty for a few weeks to ensure my body has time to heal. My mom had surgery and is a nurse too and ended up getting a ventral hernia from doing too much too soon at work.

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I had gastric bypass and took the full 6 weeks off.. I tried to go back to work after 4 weeks but I was still always sick- so I couldn’t...

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On 7/19/2018 at 8:37 AM, Redapples said:

3 weeks with the option to come back early.

@Redapples

great answer.

responses of over weekend, 1 week. 2-3 and even 6 weeks off for recuperation are common

good replies. You will read here, that all people are different. Sounds like you have the "time" and

finances to afford a longer timer period off. Your body will help you make a decision. Don't rush back to work - but don't sit on your arse too long!! remember you need to walk and walk!!

6+ years, still home, fluctuations, maintaining at GOAL. Then again, i am happily RETIRED:rolleyes:

good luck

kathy

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