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I am a Dentist and I don’t really know the expectations when I am supposed to return to work.....now I know I sot down a lot at work and mostly use my hands but how long should I wait and how long did some of you guys wait to return?

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I’m only able to take one week off. My surgery is in 2 weeks...I hope it’s enough time to recover and get back to work. I’m in an office setting, but I’m pretty activite running around.

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If you can, I would take 4 to 5 weeks off. I too work in the dental field. I know how fatiguing patient care can be. Yes, you are sitting, but we use our core muscles a lot. However, you may be a lot tougher than I am.

Good luck with your upcoming surgery.

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I've only been out one week (surgery was last Wednesday) but I'm bored at home and already ready to go back. I have a non-physical office job though! Have been surprised with lack of pain and how well as a whole everything has gone! I have to wait until my post op appointment to be cleared though, but am considering going back Monday!

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I also mainly sit for my job and went back after 2 weeks. I still get really tired by the end of the day and wish I could've taken a bit more time. Pain wise it was fine, but you will be adjusting to a whole lot of things.

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I was out for two weeks and worked from home for two more weeks. Luckily my work is super flexible and I can do my job from home when needed.

I wish I would have taken 3 weeks just to completely heal and get down the eating and sipping before throwing in work but it worked out.

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You should try to take one week off, then work 1/2 days for a week or two. That should be enough

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I took three weeks, with one week working from home. I would take a minimum of two weeks if possible. My second week after surgery was a bit hard for me. It got easier from there.

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I ended up taking six weeks and I am glad that I did. My big fear was dehydration if I returned to work too early and the extended time also allowed me to really focus on each of the new phases of eating. I know six weeks is a lot so I would say at minimum two weeks-remember, this is abdominal surgery and you will be sore from the bending! Also, while we are in different professions, I do see clients throughout the day and since returning to my sit-down-job it is still hard to get my Water intake in (could be just me but I don’t like to be sipping away while clients tell me their life stories. Feels unprofessional).

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I managed with two weeks off, it was exhausting though. I really limited my activity the best I could, but even then I was still walking 5+ miles a day. I just felt so weak, with such little calories and activity, I guess that’s to be expected.

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I go back to work tomorrow after a month off. My job is too risky and dangerous to go back so soon after surgery. I work in a psych ward. I personally think everyone should wait a minimum of 3 weeks. I'd also rather go back to work on at least the puree stage rather than liquids.< /p>

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I’ll be off a total of 8 weeks but I’m also having 2 surgeries in that timeframe so I know my experience isn’t typical.

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I have an office IT job and daily 3hrs of driving. I took 10 days off and went back full days. I had no problem with liquids, Vitamins pain etc. and could have gone back sooner. Its different for everyone. I was tired after each day of work and just went to bed earlier.

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I went back after a week. I do have a desk job but I wasn’t tired or anything at the end of the day.

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