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I am an account manager, total desk job. I was curious how long others were off work due to their surgery.

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With the sleeve, I returned 1 week later.

Good luck on your journey

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I am an account manager, total desk job. I was curious how long others were off work due to their surgeries.
I have desk job similar to you. I'm 56 years old. I took two weeks off. Was really tired but made it through. My friend same age took three weeks and she said she really needed that extra week. So it just depends on how you feel. If your younger and no complications and financially need to return to work, you should be good in one week to return. Only you can judge that.

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18 minutes ago, MikeIL said:

how long off work

I went back to "WORK" the second i came home!!

i love my job!!

I am happily retired!!!☺️

kathy

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2 hours ago, MikeIL said:

I am an account manager, total desk job. I was curious how long others were off work due to their surgery.

I am an Assistant Controller- another total desk job, My surgery is scheduled for a Thursday and I plan on coming back Monday. My boss thinks I will be working from home and they are setting me up that way, but i want to come back LOL.. She also has a couch in her office and i told her if i need it, i can use it.

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Put your health first. Your having surgery and lordy, lordy..your body is going to go through alot. So take the time you need to heal. unless of course, if you can not afford to be off work then your situation may be that you have to go back to work right away. I would not, as an employer, even want someone to return to the workforce after a few days.

I am an Assistant Controller- another total desk job, My surgery is scheduled for a Thursday and I plan on coming back Monday. My boss thinks I will be working from home and they are setting me up that way, but i want to come back LOL.. She also has a couch in her office and i told her if i need it, i can use it.


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I'm an accountant. I took one full week, then a week of half-days. Then back full time. Good luck!

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Surgery on Thursday, flew home Sunday, back at work Monday... wouldn’t necessarily recommend that but I didn’t have a lot of choice and just got lucky that it went as smoothly as it did...

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4 hours ago, Jazzy1125 said:

want to come back LOL.. She also has a couch in her office and i told her if i need it, i can use it.

@Jazzy1125

your boss gets the gold star of the month award!!

6 hours ago, MikeIL said:

how long others were off work due to their surgery.

@MikeIL

go back to work when YOU feel better. Not before. you might

be tired, nauseous, weak, etc take half days off for a week? a

few days? your body leads the way - listen to it!!!

good luck next week

kathy

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I am an account manager, total desk job. I was curious how long others were off work due to their surgery.

I took a week off and ended up taking some unplanned half days in the second week. I probably should have taken 10 days - 2 weeks off.

What I didn’t realize is that in addition to recovering from the surgery, I’d be functioning on very few calories in the beginning. For me, it was less than 300 for a couple of weeks. That alone made me feel weak and woozy. My job involves traveling between sites and I barely had the strength.


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I'm in tech sales, generally a desk job. I spent one week off, worked from home for the next week, and was back at my desk for week 3 (last week). I was tired by Friday, but I made it. Now I'm spending the weekend resting.

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On 11/2/2018 at 9:06 AM, MikeIL said:

I am an account manager, total desk job. I was curious how long others were off work due to their surgery.

I have a very busy desk job and took 3 weeks off. The extra week for myself as I needed a break from there. My company paid for my first two weeks as they put dollars way for employees that may need personal time or surgery.

However, I feel so weak I need this last week.

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