Muscular atrophy

on 1/22/18 9:41 am
RNY on 08/02/17

so I will preface this with the fact that I had this surgery with pre-existing issues with my muscles. These issues occurred after a surgery in 2014 that resulted in me being bed ridden for over 2 months. As a result I experienced some muscle deterioration. Over the years I have struggled with a lot of things but was still able to open a bottle of water or lift a laundry basket. Ever since getting my RNY done in August I have noticed it progressively getting worse. Physical therapy is no possible as I lack the transportation to get to and from if it isn't close enough. That being said I am now unable to even open a bottle of water. I struggle just to lift 10lbs with my right arm and can't even budge a 10lb weight with my left. I am right hand dominant so it's no Suprise my left deteriorated quicker. I am hopping someone could recommend some exercises I can do at home to help. While I do go to the gym I am unable to utilize their equipment as it is all to heavy even on the lowest setting. I have reached a point that my left arm is in an almost constant state of pain. Any exercise you can recommend for at home would be greatly appreciated.

on 1/22/18 10:00 am - PA
VSG on 08/23/16

You need to find a way to meet with a physical therapist at least once, to give you some home exercises you can work on. This is a serious medical issue which must be addressed by a medical professional. See your doctor first because the muscular pain and issues may be a symptom of something else. If you can't open a bottle of water, your ADLs (activities of daily living) are compromised which is very serious.

Keep on losing!


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on 1/22/18 12:46 pm
RNY on 08/02/17

I called my dr and I go in at 3:30 today. I will be seeing what he says and requesting a referral because I agree going to at least one tsesaion to get at home exercise is nessacary. I am sure more than one session will be recommended at this point though which is my conflict as I lack regular transportation.

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on 1/22/18 12:00 pm
Gwen M.
on 1/23/18 4:16 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

How much protein are you getting?

Definitely get with a PT at least once for a home exercise program. Also, call your insurance because you might have access to home physical therapy or occupational therapy.

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