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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm 1 week 1 day post op from gastric bypass and in general feeling a bit tired and weak/fatigued, like my muscles feel fatigued even just putting my hair up in a pony tail or walking up my stairs. Is this normal? Did everyone else feel this way and if so when did you start feeling normal again?

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I had a sleeve 2 weeks ago and felt the same. Take tour time recovering—you just had major surgery. By day 5 I felt like a “normal person” again.

bow that I’m 2 weeks post-op I can tell that my stamina and endurance aren’t where they were. I get tired easily—going grocery shopping and carrying in the bags will leave me tired for a bit.

Im usually a person that can’t sit still long and this bothers me—but I have to keep in mind I just had major surgery and will need to take it easy for a bit.

Rest up! Your body needs it.

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It took me a good 10 days before I even felt human again. Even something ss simple as feeding the dogs was impossible. Getting their dogfood down and then leaning down to put it on the floor was too much. It took me a good 2 months to get totally back to my pre-op exercise routine.

So give yourself a bit of a break and remember that everyone is different. The most important thing right now is to take care of yourself and relearn how your body works.

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Hoping you feel better soon... you got this... it will only get easier❤️

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Yes this is normal for awhile and it will pass. Do your best to get your Protein and Water in. It took me several weeks to feel like I had any energy after my surgery. My doctor recommended no exercise for the first 6 weeks for this very reason as your body is trying to adjust / heal and your hormones are going through some extreme changes that will affect your energy as well as your mental. Hang in there, it will get better! It will be worth it! :)

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Very normal. I didn't exercise the first month... just made sure I did my best with Water and Protein. It will pass.

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