Welcome guest, you have 1 message! Register

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 50
Like Tree24Likes

Thread: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

  1. #16
    Gastric Sleeve Member inbliss's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Angie
    Surgery date
    09/29/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. David Le
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    01-28-2014 12:24 AM
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    167
    Said "Thanks" 21 Times
    Was Thanked 47 Times in 37 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 77 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbybeegood View Post
    Sx on Wed., fly out on Sat., back in Kuwait Monday, back in Iraq Tues & I plan on being sick with the stomach flu for the rest of the week!
    do you have a doctor lined up for after care when you get back to Iraq? Best wishes to you and good vibes and strength to you in your recovery
    Jeni likes this.
    Weight Loss Ticker

  2. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  3. #17
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Andrew
    Surgery date
    05/09/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Cuneen
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    07-27-2012 12:41 AM
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    33
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 3 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I can do much of my work remotely so I was actually working about an hour after I left post-op and went to my hospital room. Too me a bit to set up my laptop and connection and get going.

    Surgery Date Ticker

  4. #18
    Gastric Sleeve Member Jeni's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Jennifer
    Surgery date
    06/29/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Keith Marshall
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Activity
    04-15-2013 09:01 PM
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    200
    Said "Thanks" 118 Times
    Was Thanked 69 Times in 60 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 154 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbybeegood View Post
    Sx on Wed., fly out on Sat., back in Kuwait Monday, back in Iraq Tues & I plan on being sick with the stomach flu for the rest of the week!
    Wow Dave, that's a quick recovery! I hope you'll be alright!



  5. #19
    Gastric Sleeve Member Jeni's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Jennifer
    Surgery date
    06/29/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Keith Marshall
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Activity
    04-15-2013 09:01 PM
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    200
    Said "Thanks" 118 Times
    Was Thanked 69 Times in 60 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 154 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I'm a substitute teacher the past few years and I am happy I'll have the whole month of July and August to recover before the kids go back to school and I start working again!



  6. #20
    Gastric Sleeve Member corsolover's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    05/17/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Activity
    10-30-2012 11:51 PM
    Posts
    18
    Said "Thanks" 2 Times
    Was Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 15 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I was back at work in ten days. I am a groomer at a vet clinic. Single mom, so had no choice. LOL I did ok, a little tired, but the girls that worked with me, bathed the dogs, and carried them for me, since I couldn't lift more than ten pounds. I am three weeks out, and seem to be doing great! I have lost about 25 pounds so far. I am loving my sleeve!!!!
    cindylutz likes this.



  7. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  8. #21
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Robbin
    Surgery date
    07/06/2011
    Surgeon
    Jr. Hata, Frye Surgical Weigthloss clinic
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    04-08-2012 05:14 PM
    Location
    north carolina mountains
    Posts
    52
    Said "Thanks" 71 Times
    Was Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 34 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I work for myself but i hope to only have to take a week off. we will see!



  9. Said thanks:


  10. #22
    Gastric Sleeve Member Puppylovemommy's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lori
    Surgery date
    05/13/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ramos-Kelly
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Activity
    06-19-2012 11:19 PM
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    302
    Said "Thanks" 16 Times
    Was Thanked 136 Times in 91 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 17 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I had my surgery on Friday, May 13 and was planning on being back at work on Wednesday, May 18, but I ended up in the ER with my daughter. She had kidney stones. So I went back Thursday, May 19.


  11. Said thanks:


  12. #23
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Brenda
    Surgery date
    05/24/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Peter Liao
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    08-25-2011 08:50 AM
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    6
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 2 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    Tricky question, that depends on how you earn your money. As a librarian you most likely lift alot of books with overhead reaching, the last thing you want is more surgery, so get a helper or a least limit yourself. I build jet engines, so I will be off work for 4 weeks, and have 15lbs. lifting restriction for 4 weeks after I do return to work, I work 12 hour shifts, so I will be taking my time. I will also have a new employee asigned to me to do all the physical stuff, I might get use to this. LOL



  13. Said thanks:


  14. #24
    Gastric Sleeve Member splendaaa's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Linda
    Surgery date
    09/01/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    06-22-2013 03:52 PM
    Location
    Santee, Ca
    Posts
    878
    Said "Thanks" 4 Times
    Was Thanked 290 Times in 238 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 476 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puppylovemommy View Post
    I had my surgery on Friday, May 13 and was planning on being back at work on Wednesday, May 18, but I ended up in the ER with my daughter. She had kidney stones. So I went back Thursday, May 19.
    How is your daughter? That is very painful


  15. Said thanks:


  16. #25
    Gastric Sleeve Member Puppylovemommy's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lori
    Surgery date
    05/13/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ramos-Kelly
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Activity
    06-19-2012 11:19 PM
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    302
    Said "Thanks" 16 Times
    Was Thanked 136 Times in 91 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 17 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by splendaaa View Post
    How is your daughter? That is very painful
    She is fine. She passed it. It was the size of a piece of sand granule. Very very painful! That little ER visit cost $2800!!! We are responsible for $500 plus 20% after that. I told her that she better stay hydrated! LOL


  17. #26
    Gastric Sleeve Member splendaaa's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Linda
    Surgery date
    09/01/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    06-22-2013 03:52 PM
    Location
    Santee, Ca
    Posts
    878
    Said "Thanks" 4 Times
    Was Thanked 290 Times in 238 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 476 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Puppylovemommy View Post
    She is fine. She passed it. It was the size of a piece of sand granule. Very very painful! That little ER visit cost $2800!!! We are responsible for $500 plus 20% after that. I told her that she better stay hydrated! LOL
    Sorry to hear that. Tell her water, water, water.


  18. Said thanks:


  19. #27
    Gastric Sleeve Member branon20's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    06/22/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Terry Scarborough
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    04-08-2012 10:26 PM
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    30
    Said "Thanks" 19 Times
    Was Thanked 21 Times in 10 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 9 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I just finished my surgery on the 22nd and am home recuperating. Thank God it is summer, so I am off. I sort of planned that. I won't have to go back until August 4th when I give a workshop, so that is about 6 weeks from surgery. Thank you for all of your replies and you are all my heroes with this surgery. Your replies have spurred me on with my resolution for a life change with the sleeve. I got on the scale this evening and already 2 lbs from yesterday with a total of 14 lbs lost from pre-op diet till now.
    Jeni likes this.


  20. #28
    Gastric Sleeve Member MissDeidre's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    03/02/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Anthony McLuney
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Activity
    10-14-2011 09:03 AM
    Location
    Saugus, MA
    Posts
    403
    Said "Thanks" 110 Times
    Was Thanked 472 Times in 251 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 147 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I had my surgery on Wednesday, went home Friday and worked on Sunday (I work from home) ... it depends on what you do, as most people have said ... and on your own body.

    You really can't lift more than 20 pounds for at least 6 weeks post op ... or you run the risk of tearing your new tummy ... If you can sit at a desk and have library helpers do all the heavy lifting, I would say you would be good to go back as soon as your body tells you it's ok. But don't push it ... as soon as your body says "ENOUGH!" then you need to listen, stop what you are doing and rest ... exhausting yourself is just as bad as over-exerting.

    Best of luck!
    ----
    Sleeved 2 March 2011
    A Gastronomical Journey to Skinny



  21. #29
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Amanda
    Surgery date
    06/02/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Eric Rau
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Activity
    05-19-2012 08:42 AM
    Location
    Houma La
    Posts
    72
    Said "Thanks" 8 Times
    Was Thanked 50 Times in 33 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 25 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    I had my surgery on Thursday was back at work 1/2 days the next wednesday, thursday Friday I had dr. appt. Was back to work full time on Monday. No lifting anything over 10 pounds for 6 weeks.


  22. #30
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    06/21/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr Ganta
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Last Activity
    04-08-2012 07:10 PM
    Location
    austin texas
    Posts
    6
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 0 Times

    Default Re: How fast did you go back to work after surgery?

    My doc gave me 3 weeks off but my job is very physical so i may take a 4th and then have light duty for a while. I am only 5 days out right now so no telling how I will feel in a few weeks.


Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •