I'm having surgery on 5/5 and planning a Disney vacation for the end of July beginning of August. I'm a little worried that I will not be able to handle it so soon after surgery? But my family really wants to go and honestly so do I, I'm just worried about the 17 hour car ride and all that Disney walking. Has anyone gone on vacation soon after surgery? Thanks in advance for any tips or opinions
i went to Animal Kingdom and Epcot 3 months after surgery.I live in St.Louis and the car ride wasn't bad for me.We stopped often to ge****er to drink,bathroom and walk a little.
At the parks just make sure you stay hydrated.Drink,drink and drink some more.Especially in summer.Take a rest at park if needed.We only rode a few mild rides.
I'm 24 days out and aside from being a pain to feed because I'm on soft foods, I could physically handle it tomorrow. 3 months? You'll have a great time.
I had VSG. Not sure if anything would be different for you...
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 164.4
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics scheduled 5/08/18
You should be fine. Planning will be important -- drinking enough, and meals. You may still get tired more easily, especially with that much activity. It wouldn't hurt to schedule a daily nap.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Agreed! Scheduling a nap is so much better than just keeling over at Walmart.
We are actually tentatively planning a trip for October...originally I'd be 7mos out but with having to split my surgery into two parts (with the second part in June) I may only be about 4mos out but I think it should be a great time as long as I plan accordingly
Band Removal: 3/15/17
Revision to RNY: 6/21/17!!!
I'd be unstoppable if not for law enforcement & physics
Are you staying at a Disney Resort? If so, it is easy to take the bus back to the hotel to rest in the middle of the day, if you need to. I went last year in August and the heat alone exhausted me (and I am 8 years out). Just make sure to drink lots of water.
Laura in Texas
51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
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