Work after LBL?

Erin T.
on 12/14/17 5:58 am
VSG on 01/17/17

If you work a desk job, when did you return to work after your LBL? I'm having an LBL on 1/29 and work in a job where I can be pretty much 100% stationary if need be. I can technically take off as much time as I need, but there's a chance of a job change right after my LBL and limiting my time off to 3 weeks or less would make everything easier.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Gwen M.
on 12/14/17 7:41 am
VSG on 03/13/14

While I don't have an actual job, I am a full time student. I planned my LBL to be two weeks before my summer term classes started. Class started on day 14 of recovery and I was barely able to complete my work that first week of class - with only one class - due to lack of ability to focus. So it was a brain fog issue vs. a physical issue for me. By day 21 of recovery, I was much better.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Erin T.
on 12/14/17 7:44 am
VSG on 01/17/17

So, I figured out that I have enough time off left for the year (year runs July - July) to take off 18 work days. Then I could come back for 1 week and then leave for the new job. Since they'll be paying me out on my time off anyway, it shouldn't really matter to them. But, they also require you to work your last week. I shouldn't need to focus much because I'll be on my way out, I guess?

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Gwen M.
on 12/14/17 7:46 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Is there a chance you'd be training your replacement that week?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Erin T.
on 12/14/17 7:47 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I'd say that's a really slim chance. They won't even have the money to replace me until I'm gone I'm guessing.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Heather L.
on 12/14/17 8:27 am - North Vancouver, Canada
VSG on 03/26/15

I took six weeks off of my desk job and I could have used one more (I always seem to go back one week too soon). I found sitting upright quite uncomfortable, especially while wearing anything that constricted/pressed on my belly button. I couldn't have sat without my legs elevated that early out, either. I had a lot of lower body swelling I needed to manage.

It's a large surgery and you owe it to yourself to take as much time to fully recover as possible.

VSG Mar 26, 2015 Dr. Sharadh Sampath -- 5'3" -- 45YO -- HW: 294 - SW: 261 - CW: 177 - GW: 150 (140? 133?)
Bi-lateral Brachioplasty May 8, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid
Lower Body Lift Oct 2, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid

"Weight is lost in kitchens, health is gained in gyms." - Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

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Laura in Texas
on 12/14/17 8:40 am

I am a teacher and had my lbl/bl over the summer. I had 7 weeks to recover. I probably needed 4 weeks at the very least, I possibly could have gone back in 3.

Just staying awake all day was tiring to me at the 3 week mark but pain wise I was OK.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Gwen M.
on 12/14/17 9:29 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Your last line reminded me - butt pain! My butt was so sore after my LBL.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Erin T.
on 12/16/17 4:53 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Luckily, I have my trusty Purple cushion

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Luvmygs
on 12/14/17 9:00 am
VSG on 12/04/14

I took 4 weeks off from my office job and wished I had taken 5 weeks! I still came back a little uncomfortable. I made sure my job had restrictions, like lifting and running errands. I usually recovery very rapidly from surgery, but this was a hard recovery. I absolutely LOVE my results and it was worth every pain!!!!

 
  

    

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