I've asked a couple of health elated questions on the forum in the last couple of years, and here's another one. I underwent a gastric sleeve procedure a week ago, however at the time of the surgery my surgeon discovered a huge (his word) hiatal hernia that he had to repair before accomplishing the gastric sleeve. He also encountered significant adhesions that had to be dealt with. So I awoke after a 2 hour surgery with no recovery plan. My question is--how long after the surgery should I wait before I begin playing again? Thanks in advance for your help. By the way, my surgeon is of no real assistance in this decision since he believe that playing the trumpet involves forcing air into the stomach.