Low Energy/Fatigue?

on 3/16/16 2:33 pm
RNY on 02/29/16

   I'm only 2 weeks post op, but I'm wondering.... how long did it take you to get your energy back?  I feel like a new puppy!  I can do a little bit and then wham!  I'm tired and a limp noodle.  I know it'll take time to get used to eating like 600-800 calories, but I'm impatient.  I wanna feel better.  Any thoughts?

Age: 55.  5' 8" SW 345 lbs.  RNY on 2/29/16 at UVA w/ Dr. Hallowell.     
Month 1 - 3/29/16: 319 (25 lbs. lost) | Month 2 - 4/27/16: 314 (5 lbs. lost) | 
Month 3 - 5/29/16: 303 (12 lbs. lost) | Month 4 - 6/28/16:  293 (10 lbs. lost)
Month 5 - 7/28/16: 289 (4 lbs lost) | Month 6 - 8/28/16: 282 (7 lbs. lost) |
Month 7 - 9/27/16: 278 (4 lbs lost)

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on 3/16/16 3:29 pm - CA

Everyone is different.  But being two weeks out, you are still in the process of recovering and if you are seeing marked improvement daily, that you are able to do a little more each day, then you are on track.   I know it is frustrating, but give your body time to adjust and heal, you did just have major surgery.  I would definitely focus on staying hydrated, getting your protein in and taking your vitamins.  The rest will fall into place.   

Hang in there, it does get better!!!!!! 


Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 3/16/16 3:43 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

I think it was a good 3 months post-op to get to the point where I wasn't feeling like I'd been hit by a bus and needed to nap every day.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

on 3/16/16 5:25 pm

I started feeling much better by 5-6 weeks out.

HW 305 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 GW 160 LW: 118.8

RNY 12/15/2015,

GB removal 09/2016,

Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

Laura in Texas
on 3/16/16 7:25 pm

It took me six months to get my energy back. I went back to work after 2 weeks, but I took naps very day and went to bed super early until about the six month mark. I was completely exhausted until then. Hang in there!!

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

on 3/16/16 8:05 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

I forget. But it sure as heck was longer than two weeks. 

6'3" tall, male.

Highest weight was 475. RNY on 08/21/12. Current weight: 198.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

on 3/17/16 4:22 am - AR

You had major surgery.  You are still healing.  If I remember right it was about 6 weeks until I didn't feel fresh post op and 4 months before I felt normal.  

HW=362(6/14) SW=314(9/14) GW=195 CW=270 (1-26-2020)

on 3/17/16 6:09 am

I am almost 4 months out, and still don't have all my energy back........it is definitely better, but still not back to normal.

on 3/17/16 6:10 am
VSG on 01/15/16

I'm 2 months out and I'm still exhausted come 2 o'clock so I don't have any words of wisdom for you. I'm hoping it tapers off soon so I have some energy to work out after work daily. 

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on 3/17/16 8:24 pm
RNY on 03/11/15

I felt that way early on. I was drinking a fair amount of water but I think my electrolytes were out of balance. I added in some Powerade Zero for a few days and it did help some.


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