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    How long did you take to recover? I have a very active job and also drive for work. I have been told I wont be able to drive for 4 to 6 weeks just in case I can't do an emergency stop!!

    How long should I organise to take off work??

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    Default Re: Recovery Time??

    I think that you can drive as long as you are not taking any Narcotics. Check with your doctors. Good Luck.



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    Maybe the law is different in the UK. If you have had major abdominal surgery then you are not covered to drive under your insurance just in case you are unable to do an emergency stop in the UK

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    Sounds like a very prudent law. Sounds like you need 6 wks off to me. That's about when most of us can get back to regular exercise, albeit slowly. I was swimming 30 min at a time by then. If you are going to do a lot of heavy lifting, you might want to go back on drs note for partial work for another 2 wks. Not sure what kind of active job you have. It's more about your inner incisions (which are a lot bigger than the little outer ones) healing up fully so you don't end up with problems.
    Note that my responses here are from the viewpoint of a female 3 yrs out from surgery, with post bariatric hypoglycemia. I am not a medical professional. Lowest wt after surgery, 218 at 9 mo out.

    Best NSV yet - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!

    re: my avatar -- CFIDS =ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also diagnosed with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve related).

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    At least 5-6 weeks. Although I feel well, I have had major surgery and the internal is not healed yet.



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    I drive home an hour from airport, stayed in for a couple days, was out and about after a couple days. I took several weeks off, I had a lifting five pound restriction for four weeks. I was really fatigued was grateful for the time to heal and rest.



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