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Hey everyone!

I know everyone is different, but how long did it take for you all to heal and start walking normal again??

I had VSG Jan 30th, 2018 and i swear i walk and move like a sloth....

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Hey everyone!
I know everyone is different, but how long did it take for you all to heal and start walking normal again??
I had VSG Jan 30th, 2018 and i swear i walk and move like a sloth.... [emoji30]


I feel for you! I had a very rough recovery and a lot of pain in my abdomen. After surgery while still in the hospital, I felt very disrespected by one of my doctors who seemed to not believe my level of pain. It got so bad that I finally didn’t care what he thought and requested the pain meds from the nurses. I had a 3 day stay and went home having to take the pain meds for about 8 days. At one point I was so concerned over my level of pain I called my drs office and asked questions on the forum. I got a few responses that made me [emoji849][emoji849], and my doctors office just told me to keep taking pain meds[emoji15]. Turns out I ripped a few internal stitches, but I woke up one morning and had no pain. So it will get better! I’m 4 weeks out now and while I feel great, my energy levels are still crap. I can walk about a mile but then I’m just too exhausted to do much more. Everyday gets a little better!


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1 hour ago, sleeveedTee said:

I know everyone is different, but how long did it take for you all to heal and start walking normal again?

To walk comfortably: FOUR DAYS

To HEAL (i.e. all op incisions sealed safely): ELEVEN DAYS

To walk normally: EIGHT DAYS

To swim: about THREE WEEKS

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I was walking normally the day of, but it took about 10 days to be totally off pain meds. It was a sudden improvement.

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I was walking normally the day of, but it took about 10 days to be totally off pain meds. It was a sudden improvement.

I’m walking a little better today i just have a tight feeling in my stomach when i move.. it hurts a little. The pain medicine they gave me made me really nauseous, so i stopped after day 2 of being home


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To walk normally and comfortably...about two hours after surgery. I walked A LOT at the hospital. i'm in the habit of walking 8 miles a day, so that probably helped.

The nurses actually were concerned I was zipping along so well....they thought I would crash the next day when I needed to be working hard on drinking every hour I could.

But nope...I got about six hours of sleep and was up and at it bright and early the next day. Felt great.

A little pain in my shoulder from the hernia repair, but other than that, I was pretty unstoppable. I avoided pain meds as much as possible...which, if you can stand it...really helps.

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I haven’t touched any pain meds since post op day 2. It made me really nauseous. As of today post op day 5, i feel a stretching sensation that feels weird and hurts a little. Did anyone have this problem and if so what can you do?


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