9 days out and need encouragements

on 3/30/18 4:35 pm

I felt very better quickly until day 5 when I felt energetic and pain free.then I started hitting a energy wall around 2 pm yesterday after walking the dogs and out shopping for errands.my husband hit a wall too but it had to be done cuz 6 people coming for Passover and I had to click into robot mode to get it done, should have clicked into kick him in the ass mode but what's done is done.next year I'll kick him in Jerusalem.

so today, after 4 hours non-restful sleep I feel a bit weak and can get up and do stuff an hour at a time then I'm lying down, heart rate went up and that with fatigue I \|said maybe low BP so had soup with added salt. And I feel better a while after that.i was never one to add salt so now is a time when I should off and on,

'other than that I'm getting 120gr protien from shakes and powders added to soup and yogurt . Almost 2 litres water.

i was rarely a binge eater in my "other life" but there's some thing binge-y about focusing on eating and drinking, and actually doing it 12-15 hours a day constantly. I'll be so glad to get down ton3 meals a day.

seems I can now easily take about 3 ounces in my sleeve, then wait 20 minutes and have 2 ounces, wait again and repeat. Full fluids are slower.takes about an hour to get in a premier protien, sometimes an hour and a half. Does that sound right? Fatigue feedback?

Hag sameach, all.

Erin T.
on 3/30/18 5:50 pm
VSG on 01/17/17

Things will get better. This all sounds normal. A Premier took me 60-90 minutes at first because I always felt full. In another few weeks, you'll be feeling much better!

Slow down and remember you are recovering from surgery, Passover or no Passover.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Cecily C.
on 3/30/18 6:39 pm - CA

I agree, very normal. I was wiped out tired for about 3 weeks post-op, napping every day. It's a lot for your body to go through and adjust to!

on 3/31/18 1:13 am - AK
VSG on 10/11/17

Your body has been through a traumatic event. You need the rest. I know it's hard around Holidays and family events to take it easy. But take it easy. It all gets better.

HW: 285. SW: 269. CW: 225

VSG on 10/11/2017

Not going to quit on myself.

on 3/31/18 1:37 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Yikes! You had major surgery! Save your energy for kicking your husband's ass. I was still napping a few months after surgery. You should expect to wear out more easily for a while yet.

It gets better. But don't discount how big a deal this is.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Gwen M.
on 3/31/18 5:37 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Seems normal - you overdid it, you're tired. Hosting lots of people so soon after surgery might not be the best idea.

Be kind to yourself and rest.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

on 3/31/18 11:38 am
VSG on 10/05/17

It was about 6 weeks before my energy got back to normal. And now it is so much higher than before.

HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs
1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL) 20 MO = 133
"At the evening of our life, we shall be judged by our love."

on 3/31/18 7:05 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

You had major surgery. There will be highs and lows. Totally normal to have bouts of fatigue for weeks. Don't stress. Good Luck .

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

#lifeisanadventure #fightthegoodfight #noregrets



Valerie G.
on 4/2/18 10:52 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

Seriously- did anyone tell you that you just had a major surgery? You need recovery time.

Plop you butt on the couch, take a nap and do nothing for another week. Your body is begging you for this.

DS 2005

There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..
next to the mashed potatoes