Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

How long till you felt up to normal activity?



Recommended Posts

Hi, I'm having RNY on 7/23 and i'm wondering how long it took everyone to feel back to normal, and be able to do everyday activities like drive, work, walk the dog, exercise. I have a class starting 2 1/2 weeks out and i'm worried it will be too much even though it's only 2hrs 1 day a week.

Thxs :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you're encouraged to walk as soon as you get home from the hospital (in fact, they'll have you up and walking while you're still IN the hospital). You'll also likely be cleared to drive if it's been at least 24 hours since you took your last pain pill, but I didn't feel up to it until I was about a week out (I was just too tired...). As far as exercise, I was encouraged to walk right away. Most other exercises I was cleared to do at four weeks out. Strength-training had to wait until I was eight weeks out (although the exercise question might vary among surgeons)

Edited by catwoman7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started working (desk job, remote) 2 weeks after being sleeved and got through it but the exhaustion was terrible. I'm 8 weeks out and have just started noticing having energy again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

you're encouraged to walk as soon as you get home from the hospital (in fact, they'll have you up and walking while you're still IN the hospital). You'll also likely be cleared to drive if it's been at least 24 hours since you took your last pain pill, but I didn't feel up to it until I was about a week out (I was just too tired...). As far as exercise, I was encouraged to walk right away. Most other exercises I was cleared to do at four weeks out. Strength-training had to wait until I was eight weeks out (although the exercise question might vary among surgeons)

Thank you sounds like i should be able to try and do the class since it 's not too strenuous :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, muala94 said:

I started working (desk job, remote) 2 weeks after being sleeved and got through it but the exhaustion was terrible. I'm 8 weeks out and have just started noticing having energy again.

That's my biggest fear is being tired and exhausted all the time, and hoping I keep my food down don't want to be embarrassed in public EEK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My energy was good within about a week. We are all different, though, so your experience won’t be like anyone else’s. If you can get the Protein in, it will really help with energy. The only time I had a hard time with food wanting to revisit in “public,” (closed door office with one co-worker) was about 1.5 months out after having some chicken at lunch. I managed to keep it down 👍🏻 Win! 😬

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had surgery on April 28th and within 2 weeks I was feeling "normal" until I started trying to be as active as I was before hand. Just walk as much as possible but try not to break a hard sweat until a few weeks out. It'll be a struggle to get your Fluid intake at first and it won't be any easier if you put out more than you take in.....this is spoken from experience.

Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 7/19/2021 at 10:36 PM, star618 said:

hoping I keep my food down don't want to be embarrassed in public EEK

Yep, that's probably my worst fear. I came up with this "mortification minimizer" in case the worst happens: https://tinyurl.com/3wjmshue I don't know if I'd actually be able to get the bag open in time, but it's cheap insurance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • lizardskelter

      done
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • heyitsdilly

      I've officially surpassed 80lbs of weight loss! Working on that 100lbs!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Songbyrd420

      Kind of nervous, as expected. One month out from surgery!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • lauren.g

      😫 Hi, I’m new to bariatricpal! I am 8 days post op VSG. I am struggling very badly. I’ve been so emotional because I feel like I’m doing wrong. I’m afraid I’ll eat or drink to fast or eat the wrong thing. I’ve been on Pinterest and YouTube constantly for help. I have followed all of my surgeons and dieticians instructions. I just don’t know if my body is getting enough. Today, I am weak, sore, and just exhausted. 
      · 2 replies
      1. Tara A

        It passes!! Everyone goes though it! It is a short term emotion! I'm almost five years post op! You made the right decision! Don't focus on the change right now. Try to entertain your mind. What your feeling only last about a week. It's related to your body adjusting and you mind adjusting. You got this!!

      2. SleeverSk

        I agree with Tara it's hard right now but it gets better do t forget your hormones will be all over the place you may even feel depressed. Be kind to yourself reach out and talk to people how you are feeling .

    • Reluctantsleever

      Scheduled for VSG and hernia repair surgery 5/18/22
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×