Post-Op Recovery

on 6/28/21 12:36 pm
RNY on 09/02/21

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.


Citizen Kim
on 6/28/21 5:29 pm - Castle Rock, CO

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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on 6/29/21 5:16 am
RNY on 06/03/15

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)

on 6/29/21 6:50 am - Ft Myers, FL
RNY on 06/07/21

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 6/29/21 9:09 am
RNY on 02/14/18

You really only need someone to drive you home/be available to drive if you take a pain pill. My sister stayed with me 2 nights and left the morning of the third day.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 6/29/21 11:50 am - COLUMBIA CITY, IN

My hubby only took the day of surgery off. I did fine at home by myself. I planned ahead for eating, drinking and just took it easy and did just fine.

Best wishes,


Highest Weight 255  * Wt loss includes 19 lb lost before surgery

White Dove
on 6/29/21 12:26 pm

I had RNY on a Tuesday, went home on Thursday. I was doing housework over the weekend and went back to work on Monday, I did not need anyone to stay with me.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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..