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    debbie83
    Member

    hi just wondered what the recovery time is,in and out of hospital.how long do you have to have off work.i have a meeting on the 30th to find out more but im so impatient.

    #39405
    alalgar
    Member

    Hi Debbie, I was admitted and operated (GBP) on Tuesday April 17th and discharged on Thursday 19th. I would now be ready to start working if my work was in London. Unfortunatelly my work involves travelling abroad for relatively long periods of time and I have decided to give me more time before going back (at least untill I can have “normal food” meaning not liquidised). Otherwise I am feeling very well, no pain, loads of energy and my wounds have healed already (I got clearance to swim last Thursday from my nurse). Hope this helps. Alvaro

    #39407
    debbie83
    Member

    thank you.im trying to find out as much info as poss.debbie

    #39404
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi

    I was also in on Tuesday and out on Thursday, and was fit enough to return to work after about two weeks, if you had to do any heavy lifting I would give it a week or two longer just to be on the safe side, but for an office type job two weeks was fine and I probably could have gone back earlier but I didn’t.

    Paul

    #39406

    HI there, I had a band fitted and was out the same day (as long as you are up and about and not one of the last to go down) or would be next day. I was off for 2 weeks but could have gone back after a week. I stayed off as I wanted to make sure I could eat quite normal and not so sore.

    Regards

    #39403
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Hi Debbie and welcome.

    I had my bypass in July 2008. I had an open bypass with a 10cm scar as Mr Somers wanted to take out my gallbladder at the same time. Even with a fairly big scar and lots of internal shifting about, I was out of hospital in 3 days! I’d say I was totally normal after 6 weeks. I’ve lost 15st and my life is totally changed for the better.

    I still have health issues that are not going to go away (inc asthma and arthritis) and I have pain every day from them but I am ALIVE. Without surgery I had about 5 years max to live. That was 4 years ago so you do the maths as they say!

    Looking forward to hearing all about your journey 😉

    Doodah x

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