How long did you stay in bed for after RNY?

RachelH82
on 11/7/21 5:57 pm, edited 11/7/21 5:58 pm
RNY on 11/04/21

I?m 3 days post RNY and all I want to do is stay in bed and close my eyes. I feel nauseous often when up. How long did you guys feel like this if at all? When does life start to feel normal again?

hollykim
on 11/7/21 8:24 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On November 8, 2021 at 1:57 AM Pacific Time, RachelH82 wrote:

I?m 3 days post RNY and all I want to do is stay in bed and close my eyes. I feel nauseous often when up. How long did you guys feel like this if at all? When does life start to feel normal again?

I didn't stay in bed at all. Are you drinking plenty of liquid. Dehydration causes nausea. Dehydration is your biggest concern right now.
If you can't get out of bed, I suggest you call your surgeon and tell them and they might bring you in gor iv fluids.

 


          

 

White Dove
on 11/7/21 8:36 pm, edited 11/7/21 12:36 pm - Warren, OH

I was told to sip one ounce of water every 15 minutes and walk at least 5 minutes every hour while awake. I was also on anti-heartburn medication for six weeks. Call your surgeon and get this resolved. You should not be nauseous and should not be staying in bed.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Partlypollyanna
on 11/8/21 5:49 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Agreed with everyone here who already responded, talk to your medical team. Even day of surgery mine didn't let me stay in bed once the anesthesia wore off. They were immediately into the walk, walk, walk mode. Once home it was sip, sip, sip, walk, walk, walk. Good luck and get that movement in!!

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Jen

Citizen Kim
on 11/8/21 5:53 am - Castle Rock, CO

About 2 hours, maybe?

Immobility is a very dangerous situation as it puts you at greater risk of blood clots.

Get up and walk walk walk. Unless you have a medical condition related to the surgery, in which case you would probably not have been discharged, you should NOT be taking to your bed!

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TierraMoone
on 11/9/21 8:02 am

You have received some great advice here and I agree with all. You need to be up and mobile as often as you can and stay hydrated.

Alexpope
on 11/10/21 7:45 am
RNY on 10/21/20

When I got home I kept moving so I could build up my stamina. I felt tired all the time but rested when I got tired. I limited my time in bed to only sleeping. I took pain meds the first week and was off by week two. I did feel like I was tired all the time for the first month but they said that is normal. Things will get better but be sure you are sipping on liquid all day so you don't get dehydrated.

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