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Hi, I'm having the Gastric Sleeve done in TJ on Wed 9/19 and plan to fly back after 2 nights in the hospital on Sat 9/22. I'm curious to know how soon after surgery did others travel.

Thanks!

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I had surgery on Saturday and flew home on Tuesday :)

Hope your surgery went well with minimal pain!

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Hope your surgery went well and you had a great experience! In case anyone else reads your topic and is wondering, my surgery was on Weds, I was discharged on Thurs, went back for swallow test on Fri, and we flew back on Sunday. We gave ourselves extra time bc we had to fly to/from Philadelphia and I have chronic back/neck pain. Also, we were planning around Xmas & NY's and wanted a reasonably priced non-stop flight.

I could have probably flown a day or so earlier, but as it was I was surprisingly comfortable. We had an overnight flight 11pm - 5am roughly - and I used my heating pad for the few hrs. we sat in the airport. Then took my night time meds right after we boarded and the anti-inflammatories they gave me upon discharge. I slept for several hrs. and woke in time to watch the sunrise over our final hour descent over the city. Was actually pretty cool...

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