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I am 4 days post op from the sleeve. I’m still in pain and having a hard time getting fluids in which is making me feel pretty lazy and not very mobile. How mobile were you 4 days out? Were you back to normal activities or just sitting around? I hate this feeling, I want to be up and getting back to a normal routine but I just don’t have the energy.

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I certainly wasn't up to normal activities by day four, I think you need to be a bit kinder to yourself, give yourself time to recover. I wasn't sitting around though, even though I was in compulsory 14 day quarantine once I was home by day four - I got up every hour and walked loops around my house/garden.

Yes there are some people who may have been up to some normal things, but we are all different, listen to your body, be patient.

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Three days post op I worked at my computer for 6 hours, which was a mistake, because on the 4th day I slept the entire day. At 8 days out I felt pretty much back to normal, except I got tired very quickly. I'm 16 days out and still get very tired, but I think everyone is different. Just keep focusing on your long term goal. And keep walking as much as you can.

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I pretty much just sat around for the first several days. I had surgery on a Thursday, went home the next day (Friday) and didn't do much over the weekend. At that point, just trying to get your fluids and Protein and track everything is basically a full-time job. On Monday, I did a little work on the computer, and on Tuesday, I was close to feeling back to normal. I worked most of the day (at home on the computer). I had almost no pain aside from the gas pain the first couple of days. I was walking around the house periodically from the day I got home, but nothing more strenuous than that for the first week or so. Everyone heals differently and your body has been through a lot, so try not to rush it!

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At 4 days out I was still feeling pretty rotten/sick, but I could move around, and get up and down just fine. It definitely took me by surprise how tired I was, which I put down as not reacting well to the anesthesia. (Maybe it takes a while to get all that anesthesia out of your system??? Just a theory.). I took naps during the day that would last 3-4 hours — deep, deep sleep. That alone was weird because I don’t normally nap. I took the first week off from work, which was absolutely necessary, and worked half-days the second week. I felt pretty much okay by then, but I was still needing those long naps in the afternoon. By the 3rd week my energy level felt back to normal.

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I'm 4 days post op and I feel pretty good. I had surgery on Wednesday the 14th and on Thursday I told them no more hard narcotics. I couldn't wake up, all I wanted to do was sleep. My stomach was sore but never really hurt but my back was killing me. Try to walk as much as possible. I'm still gassy and sometimes it hurts when I burp but I feel great. Give yourself time.

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I was "mobile" within about three days of surgery, which meant I could get up, walk around and basically take care of myself. However, I was nowhere near back to normal activities--that took about three weeks. I was also completely exhausted and didn't walk around much even though I could.

Relax, take it slow and be kind to yourself. You've been through a lot!

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