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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 :)

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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)

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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.

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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 :)

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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

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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! 😬

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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.

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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.

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