Going back to work?
When did y'all go back to work after your RNY surgery? I'm part time and thankfully love my job - it's been a little over a week since surgery and I tried to go back for just 2 hrs today and made it 1.5 hrs. I'm beating myself up. I just want to feel better again. I am seeing progress - my abdominal muscles aren't as painful, and I'm up more. But I still feel woozy, and getting all of my liquids in is impossible but I am trying so hard. Can y'all give me your experiences? I feel so alone - I know I'm not, but it just feels that way. Thank you in advance :)
I think that I started working from home after two weeks, and working in person in about two and a half weeks. Don't be hard on yourself, you just had a major surgery. All of these early recovery and eating stages seem slow as they happen, but will pass quickly. Prioritize your liquids so that you don't get dehydrated.
Jim Age 55 Height 6 Feet Consult Weight 344 SW 289 Pre-Surgery -55, M1 -25, M2 -16, M3 -21, M4 -10, M5 -5, M6 -1, M7 -4, M8 0, M9 +4, M10 -4
on 5/31/21 6:52 pm, edited 5/31/21 11:52 am
It sounds like you need to take it easy and get your liquids in .. even if you need to count some of liquid protein... to get all in... Protein and fluids in prescribed amounts are vital at this stage of healing. Your strength will come up as you get your nutritional needs met for several days running.. Don't pu**** take care of yourself.
I could not get off the couch and walk across the room at 2 weeks without holding to something... i was totally off work for 12 weeks. and had a 5 lb wt restriction for 3 months.( mine was an open surgery cut from breastbone to pubic).then it was 20 for 3 more months.
on 5/27/21 2:34 am
I took 6 weeks off, and wish I had taken 7. At 5 weeks post op I was still napping for a few hours in the afternoon.. I was so worried about being ultra tired at work. I also work part time .. 8 hour shifts 2-5 days a week depending on their leisure.. I wasn't allowed to lift more then 20lbs for approx 6 weeks either (and I wear 20lbs of lead at work everyday) so keep any lifting restrictions in mind as well..
CW: 149.8 |SW: 221.6 |HW: 255
Learning my new normal, one day at a time.