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Hi guys

Has any of your doctors said that we/you are more susceptible to getting COVID during your recovery time? I work in a retail location in a high risk area and forgot to ask my doctor and was wondering if any of you had a convo with your doctor about that.

Thanks
Mark

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1. Get vaccinated ASAP.

2. Yes, your body is incredibly stressed the first month. You should take extreme caution avoiding Covid exposure.

3. Talk to your doctor about when you should return to work.

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I actually called my surgeon's office who said the doctor would not write me an "at risk" note to be eligible for the vaccine (criteria for those under 65 in Florida at the time). Told me that surgery and rapid weight loss did not put me at high risk. I was a little "pissed". Called my primary care doctor who had a letter ready for me to pick up that afternoon. Had the first vaccine shot the next day.

Then I go in for my 3 month post op appointment, actually see the surgeon, who immediately asked if I got vaccinated and did I need a note? Moral of the story - I don't think his office staff even asked him when I first called. That "pissed me off" too.

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Yes! my doctor told me I was at a increased risk for covid the first month. that I needed to isolate for a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery because my immune system was compromised from surgery.

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Posted (edited)

Well I didn’t ask about COVID risk exactly but he did agree it was good idea to get COVID vaccine when it was made available to me two weeks post op. I would’ve been sorta peeved about that too.

Edited by ShoppGirl

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