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I realize everyone has different comfort levels in how much they like to share with people about their surgery. I have a few friends at work that I have told but I don't want to broadcast it to my entire company and am not sure if I want to tell my manager the specifics. What reason (if any) did you give for your absence from work?

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Noneya.

As in noneyadamnbidness. :)

(I am not the poster child for MO and WLS awareness. :) )

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I just told my boss I needed surgery and that I would be out 1-2 weeks. That's all they needed to know.

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I tell everyone... I don't care. It's the truth, it's what happened and I own it.

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20 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Noneya.

As in noneyadamnbidness. :)

(I am not the poster child for MO and WLS awareness. :) )

:D

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I told all of my coworkers and my boss about the surgery. If anyone asks how I've lost so much weight, I tell them too. I don't keep it a secret.

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My boss and 1 co-worker (very close friend) are the only ones who know. Other than that, I've been dieting all year and weightloss has been slow and it's no one's business what I do to my body.

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Like @Matt Z said, I also tell everyone. I own it, I don't care what people think, I guess I'm proud of my decision. But I don't you have to say anything, but I'm sure people will ask, maybe repeatedly. Today was a coworkers birthday and they had cake, most know I had surgery but I had to decline probably five times, I may have had some, but I didn't have lunch yet and I was hungry and I'm not wasting calories and space on cake. The ones who knew sort of just gave the others the drop it face.

it's up to you, but I own it.

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I am pretty sure that everyone knows at work and other places as folks love to gossip. HR and upper management will know for the Health Insurance paperwork hits their desk first. If you go out of pocket that is different. I have told anyone who asks and half the time they want weight loss tips. I don't post it or brag about the surgery only the results. Many folks before me have tried and failed after the surgery. Once I started drinking the Protein Shakes, the whole office started drinking them. I don't lie or conceal as I value my integrity a bit. Some folks know and just want to see if you will be honest. My journey was 19 months (11 months after surgery) so I let folks know it was not a quick cut and the weight fell off. You have to work at it and it takes a lot of commitment. I created a pdf with weight loss tips I have learned from my nutritionist, this forum and my own experiences that I give to the genuinely interested.

Weight Loss Tips.pdf

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FishOn, I would really like to see your Weight Loss Tips. I can’t get it to open. Any suggestions? Could you email directly to me? boardlady@netptc.net

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I told my boss what I was having done and one coworker who also had weight loss surgery in June. Other than that, no ones business.

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-"You've lost some weight, how did you do it?"

-"I had 85% of my stomach removed."

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I’m a teacher so a my workplace naturally lends itself to a more open, family environment. I’ve told everyone. Plus, I’m having it done while school is going on so it would be weird for me to disappear and come back with a weight change. Some of my students even know.
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3 hours ago, abbster_tee said:

I’m a teacher so a my workplace naturally lends itself to a more open, family environment. I’ve told everyone. Plus, I’m having it done while school is going on so it would be weird for me to disappear and come back with a weight change. Some of my students even know.

Curious. How long are you going to be taking off for recovery?

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7 hours ago, Russ D said:

Curious. How long are you going to be taking off for recovery?

I am aiming for two weeks only. I’ll be out under FMLA.

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