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Hi Guys. Still planning for my sleeve. I know that 2-3 weeks is the ideal time to take off work for recovery and that it really just varies person to person how much time is needed. But how much time did you ACTUALLY take off. And how physical is your job? Teacher here, getting sleeved right before he new school year and I don’t wanna take the first couple weeks of the school year off. Thanks for replying.

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Hi Guys. Still planning for my sleeve. I know that 2-3 weeks is the ideal time to take off work for recovery and that it really just varies person to person how much time is needed. But how much time did you ACTUALLY take off. And how physical is your job? Teacher here, getting sleeved right before he new school year and I don’t wanna take the first couple weeks of the school year off. Thanks for replying.



I am a lawyer. I had surgery Friday, 7/13. Recovery has gone well and I feel great. I am going back to work on Monday, 7/23. So I took one week plus 1 day.


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When I had my sleeve I took off 6 weeks. I felt like I needed it, recovery was harsh for some reason

when I had my revision to RNY, I took off for 3 weeks. Recovery was much easier.

I work in healthcare and up on my feet handling patients for 8+ hours a day and I did go back with an aide for some help at work until I was 6 weeks post op

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My surgery is 7/30 and im returning to work 8/20, but I have desk job. I felt I needed as much time as I could possibly get to learn how to refeed while keeping pain, mental stress at bay.

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I work from home, so I took no time off.

My neighbor and good friend is a middle school teacher. She was sleeved two months before me. She took a total of two weeks off. She was a little tired, bu otherwise did well.

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4 weeks off for my sleeve. Was hoping for 2, but I had some complications with fluids and other things. My doc wouldn't clear me. I'm glad they didn't, because the extra time has been very helpful for recovery.

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I’m 4 days post op with no complications or stomach pain just abdominal pain were they drain was I work from home and honestly I couldn’t have started back work today but I’m taking a week off and will start next Sunday as long as everything continues to go smoothly but everybody is different I say 2 weeks for sure

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I’m taking 3 weeks off. Just trying to get my fluid goals down packed before going back to work.

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Taking 6 weeks because I am giving my mental health a rest too. I work in the legal field and once I go back it's back to the 100%. Was sleeved on 8/6 and finally cleared for soft foods today!

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I had my sleeve done on 8/2. I took off through 8/10 and worked from home through 8/17. I’m going to try to go into the office on 8/20. I am in IT so no lifting or walking. I get tired when getting ready to go out and grocery shopping or walking for 30 minutes. My boss is great and said that if I can only make it half days for the next week it’s okay. My brain says go, go, go but my body says no, no, no. Good luck!

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I had my sleeve July 10th. I took two full weeks off. I work from Home on the computer. Back to work for several weeks now and still feel the need to nap during the day.

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Teacher here too, but I teach band so we actually started with kids on July 30, eight hours of practice a day. That was twelve days after my surgery. It was extremely tough but I did it. I found ways to take it easy...I sat down as I taught, stayed inside working with small groups of kids rather than out on the field in the hot sun...but it still wore me out and made me sore. Now, a month out from surgery, my energy and pain are fine now. I'm still not doing the physical work that I would otherwise be doing (not lifting or pushing heavy equipment, for instance) but everything else is back to normal.

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For me, though pain was gone not long after discharge, it has been the incredible tiredness. At the beginning of my 3rd pist op week, I am starting to feel more normal.

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I have a desk job for the most part and I took 4 weeks off. I couldn been back to work after a week, however I needed the break from m work and I had the time to take.

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I have a desk job and I took off two weeks. I'm now just over a week and a half in, and I'm ready to go back to work, simply because I'm bored. I still do have some soreness so I think, for me, two weeks is the right amount of time.

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