Flu shot

on 11/11/18 12:18 pm - toronto, Canada


Has anyone had the flu shot after surgery?

I have only once before got a flu shot and that was when H1N1 was in high alert. I did get very sick that year and swore i was never going to get another one-well this year i got one last Friday and i feel horrible. I may be overthinking this because i analyze everything way too much. My stomach hurts even to the touch.

The only reason i got it is because i am having skin removal surgery after loosing 100 pounds from my surgery 3 years ago and do not want to get sick not so much before the surgery but after.

I would like to hear from my RNY friends about what they think?

Thank you


on 11/11/18 5:46 pm

I've had flu shots every year for the last 4 years and have not had a problem.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

on 11/12/18 2:58 pm, edited 11/12/18 6:59 am
RNY on 03/22/18

No problem getting flu shot....i get one every year.

Ref to Sudbury July 4/17 Sleep study July 29/17 Orientation Sept 13/17 1on1's Feb 2/18 OTN Feb 27/18 Pre op Mar 13/18 Surgery Mar 22/18 St. Michael's w Dr. Grantcharov Opti-10lb M1=-24lbs M2=-11.5 M3=-7.5 M4=-8 M5=-9 M6=-8.5 M7=-6.5 M8=-8 M9=-5 M10=5.5 M11=-2.5 M12=-5 M13=-4

on 11/12/18 4:16 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

I had one this year. No issues.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

on 11/13/18 4:16 pm - Greater Toronto Area, Canada

I've been getting flu shots for the last 3 years because I have autoimmune disorder. I never have any issues. The most I ever had is just slight soreness at the injection site for a few hours. Correlation doesn't equal causation. It could be psychosomatic or another illness/issue.

Female 30s Canada
RNY January 4, 2019
I lost 100% of my excess weight.
Currently re-comping body/losing vanity pounds prior to plastics.

on 11/13/18 6:41 pm
RNY on 06/28/18

I had mine last week. No issues. I have never had any adverse effects. Just a little tenderness in muscle where shot was given.

RNY 28-Jun-2018, HW 372, SW 318, GW 240, CW 212

on 11/14/18 7:02 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

I've been getting flu shots for 15 years due to other health issues, never had a reaction beyond minor pain at injection site (happens when I get my B12 shot too).

I remember a few years ago they used to ask about egg allergies before getting the shot due to the base they are made with, as it can cause an allergic reaction in those people, but it's usually mild and the benefits usually out weigh the reaction.

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:185

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -0; M10 -2; M11-0; M12-4;

on 11/14/18 8:59 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I get them every year. No problems.

btw - true flu is a respiratory virus, not a stomach virus. If it's your stomach that's bothering you, that might be norovirus. It's not related.

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

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