I have a Roux en y scheduled. My husband is deciding whether or not he should take time off work while I am in the first two weeks post-op. So, what was your recovery like? Did you have someone home with you for a little bit and was it helpful? Did you do all right by yourself? Wish you had someone to help the first week?
I hate for him to take off work if I don't really need help and he hates to not take off and me end up needing him.
Thanks for sharing your input and experiences.
Ii was home, by myself, with an 11 month old.
How fit and mobile are you now? I was absolutely fine doing everything by myself and was able to nap when my baby did.
If you can, avoid being a WLS "patient". Having to move and care for yourself is a great aid to your recovery
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my husband took a week off but went back to work after about three days. It was nice having him around to get stuff for me, but honestly, I could have done it myself. I had a very easy recovery. You may be fine with just having him around for the first two or three days (and you may end up not really needing him around at all)
I had RNY 3 weeks ago. I stayed 2 nights in the hospital, my husband stayed home with me for the day after I got home, but he didn't need to. I was very drained for 2 weeks, but could get what I needed myself. I am 66, but was in pretty could shape going in.
on 7/5/21 2:28 pm
The surgery has changed so much since i had my open surgery - my process is not applicable..for you.
If hubs wants to be there i would suggest he stay and plan to be off 2-3 days- esp if you have children/others at home who need care. Most jobs would allow extending that should you really need him to.
I have read the other responses.. and agree that any activity will be good for you n getting your own needs...if everything goes in a normal. A complicated recovery may require him to be off at a later time-should problems develop with recovery.
Those of us who had relatively few problems always think of that as normal. No one knows whether your post op will be normal... I had extreme dizziness just after surgery- so bad i required patches for it so i could walk without holding to everything. it only lasted 7 days... was a reaction to anesthesia..