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My surgery is about a month away: November 3. I’m trying to work ahead so that I can get major projects and other life obligations taken care of before then so that I’ll have a bit of time to let myself rest.

For others who have had the roux-en-y, what did your recovery look like in terms of ability to do things? Not very active things, but work that can be done from a desk and projects that require mental effort and thinking but minimal physical effort (particularly if working from home). How long were you completely down and unable to do anything? I’m interested in knowing the best, the worst, and everything in between.

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2 hours ago, SAS11 said:

My surgery is about a month away: November 3. I’m trying to work ahead so that I can get major projects and other life obligations taken care of before then so that I’ll have a bit of time to let myself rest.

For others who have had the roux-en-y, what did your recovery look like in terms of ability to do things? Not very active things, but work that can be done from a desk and projects that require mental effort and thinking but minimal physical effort (particularly if working from home). How long were you completely down and unable to do anything? I’m interested in knowing the best, the worst, and everything in between.

Id say the first two weeks were roughest for me but i was still walking a half hour a day. It varies and some days there can be setbacks with dehydration, stomach upset, etc. i think working from home would be doable

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I had a pretty easy recovery. I had my surgery on July 16 (Thursday) and was discharged July 17 (Friday). I took the next week off from work and went back on July 27 (Monday). I have a desk job. If I really had to, I could have gone back a week earlier, but I wouldn't recommend it because for the first week, just getting fluids and Protein is basically a full-time job. I had very little pain (other than gas pain for the first couple of days) and didn't need any pain medication after I left the hospital.

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I had an easy recovery with almost no pain. I was still working at the time (I'm now retired) at a desk job. I took three weeks off but could have gone back after two. If I'd have been working from home, I could have gone back even earlier. It's really just the first few days that can be kind of rough (for many of us, anyway - I know there are exceptions). So I'd say maybe a week tops? (unless you have issues??) (although you'll probably be able to do things online even earlier than that. Not sure I would have been up for a Zoom meeting really early out, but responding to emails? Yea - I was doing that as soon as I got home from the hospital)

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Yes, I’ve already voted by mail.

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I am 2 weeks post op and I must admit, it has been hell. Severe left side pain where they place the largest instrument and do the most work, drinking your ounces is a full time job, nausea comes and goes, lightheaded in the shower. I often wonder when I jump the hurdle. I know 2 weeks is still so new, but they have been the absolute worse no lie. It is not easy and pain free. Taste has gone. New pains set in all the time. I hope I make it out okay lol.

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