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Hey everybody I’m about 5 days post op sleeve. I’m feeling very defeated, but also super laggy today. I feel so normal but not eating normal is messing with my brain. Does anyone feel like that, does it pass
I’d love some guidance. I’m on the younger side so I don’t have anyone really to talk to about this because none of my friends have gone through this. I was also on the light side when i had it so I don’t feel I get any support from my friends because they don’t see the point. They don’t know all the medical conditions that brought me here. I’d love to have some support and maybe those who are further along have more advice.

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I had that ‘lag’ too. I think it is the lack of calories and the lowered amount of Water. It took me about 2-3 weeks to get through it. Now, 3.5 months out, my body got used to the lack of food and I have so much energy! Remember that you just went through a major surgery and your body is healing….take care of yourself! At this point make sure you practice at drinking more and start focusing on meeting your Protein goal. It will get better!

Oh, and take naps when you can, they help!

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The surgery throws you on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Plus you’re healing from a pretty major surgery, you’re on a restricted, low calorie diet. So having low energy & feeling flat or down emotionally is quite common. It does pass but when is an individual thing.

You also haven’t experienced anything like this before & as you said don't know anyone who has which would add to any feelings of being lost or confused. There are lots of people here happy to help, offer suggestions, offer support & to Celebrate with you. It was a great source of information & advice when I began. You don’t have to post. Sometimes just reading about others’ experiences can be helpful.

Maybe sitting down with your closest friends to explain why you chose to have the surgery may help them understand your reasons better & they may become more supportive. It is something that will be part of your life & you will be making changes to your eating, physical activity, etc. Having them onside would be helpful.

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At day 5 I was pretty miserable. At day 7 I tried to check my work emails and had to quit after 30 minutes - the brain fog was real! At two weeks I was ready to work again (desk job) but I needed breaks to clear my head. I'm a month out today and I'm back to mostly full speed now, although eating has it's challenges.

You're only 5 days out from MAJOR surgery. Yes, you need a support system, but I had a great support system and I still needed two weeks to be able to work a desk job again.

You'll get there!

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