Exhaustion...when does it get better?

Melody P.
on 6/13/19 4:21 pm - TX

i know i'm still rather fresh post-op but i've got to ask...when does the energy levels go up?

i think I lucked out with my VSG and never felt this depleted. I take my vitamins and I get bloodwork checked next week.

38 F and 6 foot 2 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

on 6/13/19 4:44 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

I gradually started to feel better/more energy once I started my vitamins and was able to start adding more actual food to my diet. As you said, you're still fresh out from major surgery and your body needs rest/time to heal. You're doing great!

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150

on 6/13/19 5:28 pm - FL

Give yourself time to heal. You will start feeling better soon. Remember your body has gone and will continue to go through changes as you move forward. I promise you will feel better soon.

on 6/13/19 6:58 pm - GTA, Ontario, Canada
RNY on 11/15/13

I had RNY 5 1/2 yrs ago and I remember feeling so exhausted the first three months. I know that I am not a fast healer and I don't "bounce back" from surgeries. So for me my "recovery" time was longer than a lot of people here on OH.

It does get better, I promise! Just remember to be kind to yourself, if your body is telling you to rest or take a nap, then do.

Great job on taking your vitamins and getting blood work done. You are so early out you won't see any deficiencies yet in your lab work (unless they were there pre surgery) but good to get it checked and get a fresh post op baseline. Don't forget to drink liquids like its your job. My plan allowed decaf coffee up to month three then we could switch to regular caffeinated coffee. I drink a lot of liquids, I drink a minimum of 150oz a day which equals 19 "8oz" glasses of liquids and it makes me feel so much better. I drink boat loads of coffee with vanilla premier protein used as "creamer" in the AM, lots of ice water, lots of diet (aka sugar free) cranberry juice with water (half water half cranberry juice), lots of decaf coffee after 12noon otherwise I can't sleep at night and lots of green tea. Keep hydrated. Rest when you need to. Track your food and go hard at losing and getting to goal because let me tell you Melody maintenance is a ***** and there is never another "honeymoon" period like the one you have know.

Best of luck, keep up the great work!

Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125 - 130

Nov 15, 2013 - RNY - Toronto Western Hospital

Nov 2, 2017 - Gallbladder removal & hernia repair

Answers to your problems are not at the bottom of a chip bag or in a box of Oreo's! You can do this!

Laura in Texas
on 6/13/19 8:11 pm
RNY on 09/17/08 with

It took me six months to get my energy back. Hang in there!!

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 167 (BMI=26)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

on 6/14/19 3:51 am
RNY on 12/26/17

I'm pretty sure you just had revision a few weeks ago. I am new enough to remember the exhaustion. It will all get better in time if you rest as needed, take your vitamins and stay hydrated.

You can't measure your achievements with someone else's yardstick!

Revision from lapband to RNY 12/26/17 with Dr. Caitlin Halbert

HW 260 SW 248 CW 154 GW 145

Gallbladder removed 9/18