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Hello. Anyone take time off before surgery? I’m thinking about taking a week of before surgery and three to four weeks after surgery. That way I can prep and also have no pressure to recover quickly for work.

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I took no time off before surgery and didn't find that I needed it. However, it really depends on your work situation. I had a desk job and could easily do the liquid diet while working. Also, I wanted to limit the amount of sick leave I took, and I really needed a full three weeks after surgery to get enough energy to go back to work.

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I actually worked more before surgery. First, I had to make changes to several applications to ensure I was not going to be needed for them to work properly; Second, I didn't want to be sitting around doing nothing but worrying about surgery and my pre-op diet or anything else. I kept myself busy.

After if I recall I was home for two weeks. The first week I did some noodling for work but I just couldn't focus well. Second week I was more able to focus.

I think I prepared the company for 3 weeks just in case. But I only intended to take 2 weeks.

To note, I had an open RNY with Gaul bladder removal and a hiatal hernia fix. I ended up with a drain for a week or so. Not the average surgery. I was in hospital for 3 days.

Good luck and enjoy the ride.

Tek

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Tek good point about having time to worry. Maybe I’ll only take the day before off.

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