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Sleeve scheduled Jan 9th!



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Hey all I'm new to this forum. Found out on Christmas Eve that my surgery is scheduled for January 8th. (MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME). I am trying to prepare as much as possible, mentally and physically. I've done my homework but people say you are never fully prepared for the changes. Due to timing, I'm not going to be able to take off as much time from work as I'd hoped. Having already been rescheduled due to Covid spikes here in CO, I didn't want to turn down the date.. I am looking for feedback from others on how long until you were able to move around somewhat normally, and how long you had to take pain meds for. I work a desk job, and part time from home, so I'm not concerned about lifting or exerting myself. My surgeon said a week. Also, if anyone is looking for a Jan surgery buddy, message me!

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When I had the sleeve I stayed in the hospital two nights. Once home, I only took pain medication once, the first day I went home. I was ready to return to work for desk work after being out one week. It wasn't complicated and I healed quickly. The surgeon recommended taking two weeks off. There is a lot of adjusting and healing going on. You'll feel pain in the sutures in your belly when you move around into the second week. Two weeks off work is the right amount of time. You shouldn't need more than that.

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I never had any pain/never took any pain meds and I was tired for about 3 days after getting home from hospital but could have worked from home online starting the first week.

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