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This may have been asked before but I dont know how to search topics on here, just the general topics but not specific subjects. Anyway how long is the average people need off of work. I am considering the surgery. No real planning yet, just still debating it. One thing I debate is the time off work. I work for a very small company so I could not take that much time off. I have a desk job, I do walk back and forth through the building quite a bit but that is as strenuous as it gets.

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My doctors told me 4-6 weeks. I work a desk job from home so I went back to work after 2. It was doable, but the exhaustion you feel between weeks 2-6 is wild, because of how few calories you are consuming, so that's something to consider.

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i got offered a new job with a locked start date... 6 days after surgery.

like you - its an office job and i sit at a desk aside from walking to the printer, to the bathroom or kitchen, so minimal movement. the first week was rough - i was exhausted and probably quite strange to be around. but i found that it helped me adjust to the changes - so have a think about what works for you - if you need the routine of it to stick to your goals, maybe try going back sooner. or even less hours per day/week as you ease back into work.

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I had a desk job. I took three weeks off but probably could have gone back after two.

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Surgery recovery varies between different persons. Also, if you have Hiatal Hernia repaired with the surgery, you may be in pain longer.

I had lots of gas pain for 2 days. I work from home, so I started working half day 3 days post op. and full time 4 days post-op. The lack of energy would hit me around 8-9 pm, when my eyes would just close no matter where I was.

After 1 week, for me, the fatigue went away. (after starting Protein shakes).

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