Could you travel at 2 weeks post op?

MBMom
on 8/31/12 12:15 pm
RNY on 09/17/12
We are scheduled to go visit the in-law 2.5 weeks after my surgery - a 9 hour ride.  I'm not sure how everyone feels around that point and wonder if you would mind telling me if it would be possible to do.

I plan on asking my surgeon to see what he says too.
courtwillbehealthy
on 8/31/12 12:26 pm - burlington, VT
I did and was fine.
But you will really have to be the judge of that. 
everyone feels better or worse then others. 
if you felt as good as i did then go for it girl, if you dont feel up to it dont. 
artroxy blue
on 8/31/12 12:45 pm - MA
RNY on 08/14/12 with
 I think you would be fine. Just remember to take breaks and stretch out. ;)
65rosesmom
on 8/31/12 1:17 pm
I couldn't. At three weeks now I'm still tired, but could travel if I needed to...but just a week ago I was not up to it.

Heather   Mom to 3  
Surgery August 9, 2012
HW = 225, SW= 205, CW 135 

    

(deactivated member)
on 8/31/12 1:22 pm
Definitely ask your surgeon. I wasn't cleared to sit for longer than 30 minutes even if I got up and walked around due to the risk of blood clots from surgery for like 3 months after surgery. I didnt start out superly obese either so it's strange that some surgeons say its OK to travel soon after and others do not.
Cherokeesage
on 8/31/12 2:16 pm
RNY on 02/24/12
I had open RNY with band and gallbladder removal.  I had no desire to travel for several weeks and stayed in my pjs at home.  It took me a very long time to get over extreme fatigue.  I'm still tired but it is not as bad as the first four months.  I am so glad that I was not working.

Banded  Oct 2008:  290       
RNY Feb 2012:        245    
Dr's set goal:            170 reached Oct 11, 2012
My goal:                     160  reached Dec 1, 2012
Today :                       145-150

I am half the person I was in 2008.

pattymac65
on 8/31/12 2:16 pm
I don't think I could have.  
             
harmerel194
on 8/31/12 3:00 pm
 I was 2 weeks out as of yesterday. And i definitely couldn't have traveled that far. I was unfortunate and ended up back in the hospital on wed. because of dehydration! But your body will tell you if you're up to it or not. Just remember to SIP SIP SIP, having to go back in for fluids is NOT fun :(
fireflymkz76
on 8/31/12 3:27 pm - Blairsville, GA
RNY on 07/24/12
I don't think I could have.  I was still sore and I couldn't tolerate much food.  When you are on the road it is hard to find things you can eat.
check out my blog: http://alwaysl8totheparty.blogspot.com/      
(deactivated member)
on 8/31/12 4:34 pm
Fatigue is one major problem with surgery.  I barely made it to my post-op appointment 10 days after surgery I was so weak.  I had terrible diarrhea, nausea and wicked migraines.  No one knows how they are going to be feeling after surgery so this is something you will want to discuss with hubby.  Even if you feel well at home, traveling is a whole different ball game.  Thank goodness I didn't work, I would have had to be off for a long while.  Then there are those that bounce right back and you may be one of them!  But you know what? even with all the problems the surgery is so worth it! Just remember alot of things will pass and you will heal. I wish you the best!   Jane
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