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How much work will I miss?

How much work will I miss?

Postby bigblues1985 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:43 pm

I'm trying to plan my FTT/MR & BA I'm thinking of setting my date for Nov 18th 2011 but I don't want to miss that much work. About what is the average time off work for having these done? I work a desk job 10 hours a day five days a week. I just don't want to go back to work looking and feeling like crap..lol
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Re: How much work will I miss?

Postby armsofurangel » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:52 pm

When I had my TT/MR and lipo I was out of work for almost 6 weeks. Originally I scheduled 3-4 weeks off, but when I went back after 4 weeks I just wasnt ready. I manage a call center and figured I would be fine since I could just sit in my office and put my feet up. I experienced some bad swelling and I was just so tired I couldnt do it. This is just my experience, some feel fine after a couple of weeks. When I did go back I worked part time for the first week to ease back into things. Listen to your body and see how you feel.
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Re: How much work will I miss?

Postby staygold8007 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:25 am

I agree with armsofurangel...I'm a teacher and I planned to have my TT done over the summer. So far when I return, I will be six weeks out. I highly recommend if you can, to take at least a month off. Thank God that my recovery has been a walk in the park 8)..You never know how ur body is going to react and u don't want a "set back" as my grandmother would say. Basically allow ur body time to heal...
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Re: How much work will I miss?

Postby hoping4results » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:10 pm

Everyone is different. I am a healthy 29 yr old who had an extended tummy tuck with muscle repair. I work as a dental hygienist, sitting most of the day, 8 hr days. I went back to work full time exactly 1 week post op and have done just fine.
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Re: How much work will I miss?

Postby annieberg » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:18 pm

I planned on going back at 3 weeks and went in and only made it 1/2 the day, I then took another week off so that I wasn't pushing it. I am so glad I did.
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Re: How much work will I miss?

Postby GoGetEmSS » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:07 pm

I went back to work after 1 month.
I work in retail managment 9-10 hours a day, 8 of those hours standing/walking.
At first the sitting in front of the computer about a hour for payroll was the hardest part of my day. Now I'm almost back in full swing, but still delegating any heavy lifting.
Use all your time off for rest!
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