I still feel fatigued..
I am pre-op, but your body is losing A LOT of weight the first few months, plus you are healing on top of that. My doctor has told me to take at least 4 if not 6 weeks of work after surgery. I will let the people who have actually had surgery answer you as I could be wrong.
As long as you get your protein, vitamins, and water in it will slowly start to get better.
Referral: June 2017
RNY with Dr. Neville in Ottawa: January 8th, 2018
Dead. Lol. No, but really I had to take a nap everyday during my lunch break or else I was not going to make it through the day.
I also struggled with emotional/mental/spiritual fatigue during this time. I felt completely drained.
But it got better once my body healed and I was able to eat more substantial food. To my understanding it's pretty common to feel blah the first few months.
Dont feel guilty for taking naps and treating yourself to some self care. Do what you got to do to stay healthy! Youre not being selfish or lazy by taking care of yourself.
It was a few months before I no longer needed a daily nap. This was major surgery, under general anesthesia! It takes a while.
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.
I'm ending week 4 right now, and I haven't felt significantly tired since my first week pre-op. But I'm prioritizing getting 8-10 hours of sleep every night to help with healing and muscle strengthening. I'm walking 1-2 miles per day at increasing speeds pretty comfortably.
I never feel the need to nap during the day (unless there's sunlight pooling on my bed and a warm breeze coming through the window - but then I'm not sleeping because I'm tired. I'm sleeping because I'm part cat!)
Everyone heals differently, though, and at different rates!
I think I'm just starting to feel a little less fatigued. Before surgery I couldn't walk 1/2 a mile. Now I am walking a mile 5 nights a week. I will increase that intermittently. I have been napping twice a week during my lunch hour.
I was an exhausted mess until about the six month mark. For some of us it just takes longer to get our energy back. Hang in there!!
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
"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."