3 week post op Dr appointment

on 7/13/17 7:41 pm
RNY on 06/22/17

Hi everyone! I am excited to share that at my 3 week po doctor's appointment I have lost 31 lbs since RNY surgery on 6/22/17!! I feel so good and am having no complications. I am disappointed that the doctor would not release me to swim in the pool yet as it is a public pool and my incisions are still healing. She said I needed to wait a week or two before getting in the pool. The surgeon had suggested I could probably swim at 3 weeks so I am a little disappointed and wondered what your experience had been after surgery with being released to swim in a pool. Thanks everyone for your support!

5' 3" Roux En Y- 6/22/17 HW 625 SW 471.2 CW 425
Dr Eagon Washington Univ Bariatric Center St Louis, MO
M1= 37 M2= 9 M3= M4= M5= M6= M7= M8= M9= M10= M11= M12=

The only difference between "extraordinary" and "ordinary" is that little "extra"!!

on 7/13/17 7:53 pm
RNY on 03/13/17

Wow- amazing progress - keep up the great work!!


HW: (9/28/16) 369.8 / SW: (3/13/17) 285 / CW: 162.8

Pre-op loss (6 1/2 Months) - 84.8 pounds

M1 - 17.2, M2 - 17.2, M3 - 13.4, M4 - 15.4, M5 - 13.8, M6 - 13.6, M7 - 10.8, M8 - 9.6, M9 - 5.0, M10 - 2.4, M11 - 3.8

on 7/13/17 8:11 pm
RNY on 02/15/18

Its typical to not be allowed in a public pool post surgery for anything you have incisions or open wounds for. You could pick up bacteria and infection, and also, any unhealed incisions could ooze, and be a health concern for other pool goers. I feel your pain--I love to swim! Just have to be patient and wait for your incisions to heal over, unfortunately. It was the same story for me for 3 other surgeries I've had in the summertime. I have a knack for summertime surgical emergencies, apparently!

Kind of glad that my surgery probably wont be until Jan/Feb next year. As anxious as I am to get this 6 month evaluation over, at least there's nothing fun to do in those months, so sitting around healing won't be so bad :P

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 170

CW: 243

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

on 7/13/17 9:59 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I was told to wait until all the glue and scabs came off, which would be somewhere in the 3-4 week range (they said). I think it was closer to four before all that was off.

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

on 7/14/17 3:24 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I was released to be in the pool at 4 1/2 weeks when my incision was completely healed. I was released for gentle water aerobics at 6 weeks. I love my pool time so I can relate.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

on 7/14/17 9:01 am

Congrats on the AMAZING loss; wow! Good for you!

I had to wait over 6 weeks to get into the pool because I'm a slow healer. I love swimming so understand how you feel, but hang in, you'll get there.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 7/14/17 11:50 am

31 lbs. down in just 3 weeks is truly stunning! Congratulations on your loss, and may you soon be swimming!

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