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Phoenix
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Hi Pompey

I’m just 5 weeks out from having a bypass … so it’s still very fresh in my mind. You will definitely need to take the week of your op and, ideally, the week after as well, especially if you have to drive. Physically, you will start to feel better relatively quickly. However, it’s the inside healing that takes more time plus getting used to your new way of eating. Thankfully, I’m self employed so I took 4 weeks off to give myself time to heal, rest and come to terms with the whole food thing.

Last week was my first week back at work and I had 3 business lunches – all of which I was able to cope with quite well because I’m now over my throwing up phase which happened at about weeks 2 and 3 and am much more relaxed now.

Take the maximum time you can – it’ll be worth it whilst you go through a period of adjustment. Good luck, Pompey :hug:

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