How long will I be off work?

newdawnh
on 4/28/15 5:08 am
VSG on 06/16/15

I assumed I would be off work 4 weeks but from reading some posts I see some have returned sooner. I am having surgery on June 16 2015 and thought that I was told 4 weeks but I could be wrong. How long should I expect? I work in a factory 3rd shift building outside mirrors for cars.

Jamie L.
on 4/28/15 5:12 am - Grover Beach, CA
VSG on 06/02/14

I think you should discuss this with your doctor.  I was off only two weeks, but what I do is a "Desk" type job.  If you have a more physical job that may involve lifting your doctor may want you to be off longer.

   VSG with Dr. David Thoman on 6/02/2014, Age 54, Height 5'7",  Highest Weight 280,  Pre-Surgery Weight 240, Current Weight 152.8 (4/20/2015)  Next Goal 140 | Total Weight Lost 87 lbs.

 Nothing tastes as good as THIN feels!!!

  

mmsmom
on 4/28/15 5:18 am - Woburn, MA
with

I took two weeks, but wished i had gone back part time the third....depends on your age, job, etc.

VSG on 04/28/2014

Sandra F.
on 4/28/15 5:33 am

I was off 2 weeks but wish I had taken more.  I puked the first day back to work and was so extremely weak and tired.

    

      

GoBlueGirl1998
on 4/28/15 5:45 am - MI

I was off 5 days and if I was off any longer than that I would have went stir crazy. I know everyone heals and feels differently after surgery.

Age: 40 Height: 5'8" Highest Weight: 325 Starting Weight: 291 Current Weight: 166 Goal Weight: 160

 VSG 10/24/14 with Dr. David Chengelis

newdawnh
on 4/28/15 6:36 am
VSG on 06/16/15

Kinda hoping Im off the full 4 weeks but if not thats ok. I won't get bored because I stay with my grandson in the afternoons 4 days a week so we can get in lots of exercise also.

Gwen M.
on 4/28/15 6:48 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Remember that you'll probably have exercise restrictions immediately post-op.  I was only allowed to walk for the first 6 weeks after surgery.  

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 42 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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newdawnh
on 4/28/15 6:55 am
VSG on 06/16/15

Walking is probably going to be my main source of exercise anyway I have never been very good at any other form of exercise although way back in the day I did do Sweatin to the oldies with Richard Simons lol 

Gwen M.
on 4/28/15 6:57 am
VSG on 03/13/14

You never know, you might surprise yourself!  The new me LOVES exercise, pretty much every kind.  I even started running which still boggles my mind.  :D  Walking, however, is always an awesome exercise.  

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 42 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)

MissNexxie
on 4/28/15 1:37 pm
VSG on 04/30/14

I was off 5 weeks and was glad for every minute of it. I had fatigue issues and appreciated the time off to nap as needed and gain my strength. If you stand for your shift you may want to take the full 4 weeks.

Surgery: April 30, 2014: HW: 288 SW: 250 Achieved Goal 149 lbs: April 8, 2015 CW: 158 lbs (working on losing 65 lb regain as of June 1, 2021. Weight was at 215 lbs). Fighting every darn day!

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