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Hi guys I had surgery june 10th and my doctor's office never told me to take 2 weeks off. I rested for 10 days and i started to worl again today, but besides that i've had a lot of bloating.i look like i am pregnant tbh. My job its in a office but i do get up constantly to go to the printer. Everything else its just a bit of walk or signing documents. I am still on liquid and i was wondering if foods high on sodium produce bloating??? I feel like i came to work too soon.

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Yes, sodium can cause Water retention. Are you peeing a lot? You shouldn’t still be retaining Fluid from the surgery at this point but you may not have got rid of it all yet. constipation can make you feel bloated or heavy. Are you sipping slowly? Between getting in my fluids, shakes & Soup I never seemed to stop sipping.

Some people need longer to recover after surgery. I did but I always seem to take longer to heal/recover. I went back to work after 4 weeks & found it difficult: low energy & low blood pressure. I was so glad I was only part time but I had to leave early a couple of times because I couldn’t focus. If you’re finding it too much, have a chat with your manager about reducing your hours, a paced return to work or even working from home until you feel stronger. Try some electrolyte drinks to boost your energy too.

Good luck with your recovery.

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some people do go back to work after ten days - but it depends on how you're doing and what kind of job you have. I had a desk job (I'm now retired) - I took three weeks off, but I could have gone back after two. Some people can swing it even earlier.

as Arabesque said, bloating can be a symptom of constipation. Or Water retention. Or some foods can make you gassy.

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