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Day 5 post RYN surgery here in Toronto. Pain has gone and wounds are healing nicely. I have lost 25 lbs. in total with 17 lbs. since 8/10 pre-surgery SlimTime and now 8 lbs. since surgery. I was able to get 60 grams of Protein in me for the 1st time since surgery but still feeling very sluggish and tire very quickly. I try to walk for 5 minutes every hour but need to sit and rest. I also have a very raspy voice oddly enough that makes me sounds weak.

Anybody who can let me know their experience and when I might turn a corner on energy would be great. I like being active and don't want to push myself too hard too soon.

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Just take it easy. In another week you'll be feeling much better. Keep drinking your Protein Drinks and Water and try to walk as much as you can.

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I think it took a couple of months before I felt completely back to normal energy-wise, but it did get better and better every day

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Good Morning,

Day 5 post RYN surgery here in Toronto. Pain has gone and wounds are healing nicely. I have lost 25 lbs. in total with 17 lbs. since 8/10 pre-surgery SlimTime and now 8 lbs. since surgery. I was able to get 60 grams of Protein in me for the 1st time since surgery but still feeling very sluggish and tire very quickly. I try to walk for 5 minutes every hour but need to sit and rest. I also have a very raspy voice oddly enough that makes me sounds weak.
Anybody who can let me know their experience and when I might turn a corner on energy would be great. I like being active and don't want to push myself too hard too soon.

wow , you were able to get your required Protein after 5 days post op? I thought it was liquid diet, first 2 weeks? My date is sep 20, but taking it day by day since we dont know if the hospital will allow elective surgeries.

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wow , you were able to get your required Protein after 5 days post op? I thought it was liquid diet, first 2 weeks? My date is sep 20, but taking it day by day since we dont know if the hospital will allow elective surgeries.

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i meant, 60g of Protein, drinking the shakes is alot to take in after 5 days? That is one of my concerns, making the daily protein intake. Pls do tell how you are managing

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The Premier Protein shakes have 30 g Protein each and are 11 fl oz (325 ml). My surgeon says I should be able to drink about 1 fl oz every 15 min essentially right out the gate, so 60 g of protein would be 5 1/2 hours of sip-sip-sip in a day. It'll be room temperature by the time I'm done but I'm hoping that'll be possible.

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9 hours ago, cheryl o said:

i meant, 60g of Protein, drinking the shakes is alot to take in after 5 days? That is one of my concerns, making the daily Protein intake. Pls do tell how you are managing

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I know this wasn't directed at me, but I was able to get in my 60 g of protein (mostly via protein shakes) from the get-go. For some, it can take a couple of weeks (or maybe longer). But it's not that difficult to work up to that, really, if you're using Protein Shakes.

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20 hours ago, Bariatric Boy said:

Good Morning,

Day 5 post RYN surgery here in Toronto. Pain has gone and wounds are healing nicely. I have lost 25 lbs. in total with 17 lbs. since 8/10 pre-surgery SlimTime and now 8 lbs. since surgery. I was able to get 60 grams of Protein in me for the 1st time since surgery but still feeling very sluggish and tire very quickly. I try to walk for 5 minutes every hour but need to sit and rest. I also have a very raspy voice oddly enough that makes me sounds weak.

Anybody who can let me know their experience and when I might turn a corner on energy would be great. I like being active and don't want to push myself too hard too soon.

Sounds like you are doing exactly what you need to be doing. It gets better and better every day. Energy will return soon. Anesthesia and medications really do a number on the body!

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I’m now 7 days post RNY and I am right there with you! Not having any issues getting my Protein or fluids (thank goodness!), but the exhaustion is real! It catches me off guard - I’ll have been sitting for a while and feel really good to get up and go tidy something up, fold laundry, etc., and then bam! I’m done! I’m kind of a busy body and don’t really care for tv so this is tough. Hope you are feeling a little better today! This time last week I was in the recovery room at the hospital and I can’t believe how much difference a week makes! Best wishes!

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