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Just wondering: For those who had a sleeve done and have a physically demanding job that involves lifting/ patient care activities how long you were off after surgery?

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I was told not to lift anything for two weeks after surgery. Then a maximum of 5 kg for the next two weeks, then 10kg for another fortnight.

There’s a big difference between doing a few chores around the house & having to frequently lift objects & people at work. Check with your surgeon to see what they recommend.

Is there a way you can do non lifting tasks at work? May be worth a conversation with your boss too.

Good luck with your surgery.

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I’m in healthcare also, and while I’m in pediatrics sometimes we still get big kiddos. I took 4 weeks off. After 4 weeks I was cleared for lifting/doing whatever I needed.

if you have the time, take it!!

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I’m in healthcare also, and while I’m in pediatrics sometimes we still get big kiddos. I took 4 weeks off. After 4 weeks I was cleared for lifting/doing whatever I needed.

if you have the time, take it!!

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Four weeks for me. I climb ladders, lift stretch, and bend.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. I was thinking 4 weeks but wanted to hear what others experienced.

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