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I am 15 days post op and decided to ride my bike a little with my dog running beside me. It lasted about 20 mins. How long after surgery were you guys released to excercise? I was exhausted afterward but it was such fun. Just curious about others experiences.

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I am 15 days post op and decided to ride my bike a little with my dog running beside me. It lasted about 20 mins. How long after surgery were you guys released to excercise? I was exhausted afterward but it was such fun. Just curious about others experiences.
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My surgeon released me to the gym and weights at 2 weeks but everyone is different and I think a lot depends on the shape you wee in before and how well you handled surgery and recovery! Good work today!

It definitely took me a few weeks if slowly and steady increasing endurance. And of course now we're all stuck in!

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Yeah it's frustrating. I really looked forward to excercise classes and having more energy for activities and now we are limited. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

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I’ve been moderately walking and my surgeon also released a at two weeks to exercise.

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8 hours ago, BadWolfGirl said:

My surgeon released me to the gym and weights at 2 weeks but everyone is different and I think a lot depends on the shape you wee in before and how well you handled surgery and recovery!

Wow. I have 6 weeks of restriction. No more lifting than 5 kg (e. g. for grocery shopping). However, I have to admit, using the abdominal muscles really does still hurt a little bit, so... plus I'm afraid it will hurt the hiatoplastic if there is too much pressure into the abdomen so I'll go with the 6 week restriction regarding the abdominal wall.

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Wow. I have 6 weeks of restriction. No more lifting than 5 kg (e. g. for grocery shopping). However, I have to admit, using the abdominal muscles really does still hurt a little bit, so... plus I'm afraid it will hurt the hiatoplastic if there is too much pressure into the abdomen so I'll go with the 6 week restriction regarding the abdominal wall.

Yup like I said everyone is different! I had no abdominal pain after 3 days and even that was minimal. I left my RNY surgery the day after like I never had surgery. I'm very lucky. He said i could use the weight machines, knowing I couldn't do barbell work any longer due to three wrist reconstructions I had. I was a competitive lifter before so I think being in good shape before (despite some extra weight) helped me have a very easy recovery.

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Hmmmmm, surgeons often recommend the 6 weeks to people who had abdominal surgery to minimize the possibility of hernia when it comes to the incisions. It's not WLS related. Maybe it's a German surgical guideline thing. I can remember vaguely having learnt about the 5 kg rule myself years ago.

I'm also always surprised how soon patients are discharged after surgery. In Germany 5th post-op day is pretty standard. Maybe a day sooner if the patient presses for it.

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Hmmmmm, surgeons often recommend the 6 weeks to people who had abdominal surgery to minimize the possibility of hernia when it comes to the incisions. It's not WLS related. Maybe it's a German surgical guideline thing. I can remember vaguely having learnt about the 5 kg rule myself years ago.
I'm also always surprised how soon patients are discharged after surgery. In Germany 5th post-op day is pretty standard. Maybe a day sooner if the patient presses for it.

Yeah I know guidelines are different for so many things during these surgeries. Obviously I recommend everyone follow what their surgeon said. I definitely didn't push too hard too soon. I did have the calorie reserve even I wanted to.

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I think you are doing GREAT!!!

I'm 3 months post OP, and just started exercising this month. The first 2 months, I felt like all I did was take naps! LOL!! Then about 3 weeks ago my energy finally came back, and I feel like a new person!!

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My surgeon said I could swim after 3 weeks and lift weights after 4 weeks. From week 1-week 4 I should walk as much as I could.

I gotta be honest with you. I was operated on a tuesday and went to work on thursday same week without telling a soul what I had done. After work I was down right exhausted, and I didn't do much other than passing out. However I noticed after just a week that it was much, much easier to walk. My feet didn't hurt, mu back didn't hurt, I didn't go windy by going up some stairs etc.

I tried working out at the mark of week 4, totally motivated to do this ****. By that time most of the exhausting had gone away. But!! I went for a session (I am a power lifter) and realised quickly that I was not capable of doing it. Kept burping when drinking Water, and burping when lifting etc. In addition to get dizzy during a lift. So I waited 2 more weeks and tried again, then it was a little better - so I kept on going in hopes of it just correcting itself along the way. And it did.

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