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#1 laurapauline1705111

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

I was looking at youtube and this lady on there was saying she got the sleeve and she is extremely tired, no motivation, nauseated and tired.  I am getting the sleeve on December 27, 2013 and she said anyone getting the sleeve will have these symptoms. Is anyone out there feeling this way?????  I just don't want to feel tired all the time I work and need to work.  Please let me know if you have this?

 

What can I do not to feel tired all the time when I get the sleeve.


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#2 Jolls

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

 I am 8 1/2 months post op.

 

I used to take naps every single day during my lunch hour for work.  I have not napped even once since getting the sleeve.  I rarely feel tired.  The few times I have thought "gosh a nap would be nice"  I've gotten up and went for a walk or did something else instead.   The only exception to this is the first 2-4 days after getting home from the hospital while recouping.

 

I used to go to work and then sit and play video games/watch tv the rest of the day/evening.  Now I got to work and then go for an hour walk and then putz around the house and sometimes mow lawn and then rake after that and sometimes I then go on the elliptical for a little bit.  I stopped playing video games and exercise with that free time instead.  I would say my motivation is pretty damn high.

 

I have never been sick or thrown up since having the sleeve.  Not while in the hospital and not ever after that.  There have been two times in this 8 months where I became nauseated but it literally only lasted 1-2 mintues.  Thats it.   Once was from over eating and once was after vitamin which I no longer take (switched brands).

 

"she said anyone getting the sleeve will have these symptoms"   I guess I showed her.


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#3 laurapauline1705111

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

I love you!!! she got me worried there for a minute!!!! Thank you for your inspiration!!!! ((((hugs)))))     Happy!!!!!   


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

I used to have sleeping apnea. I almost had my driver licence taken away after a sleeping tes, because of the sleeping test results. After the the surgery I felt much more energetic and 40 pounds less later I'm not even snoring at night . I wasn't using the sleeping machine since the second week after the surgery. It's true that if I forget to eat I'm running out of steam kind of suddenly but with a little bit of practice that doesn't happen to often anymore .

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#5 Jolls

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

I love you!!! she got me worried there for a minute!!!! Thank you for your inspiration!!!! ((((hugs)))))     Happy!!!!!   

 

To be fair I guess I don't know how far out she was either.  Did she say?  Everyone is different and heals differently.  Some people have a harder time at first then others.  That goes for any of the surgeries.  Maybe she was pretty newly sleeved though and having a hard time healing; much of what she said could very well be true.  But to say "everyone" will feel that way is just absurd.

 

You'll want to push your fluids as much as you can (without hurting yourself) in the beginning.  Getting adequate protein and just overall working towards that ultimate goal of 64oz fluid & 60g protein a day is what will help in regards to energy.  I know a lot of people feel tired for quite a while until they can get that protein/calories up to something more "normal".    I wasn't able to get all that in the beginning either so I don't really know why my energy was so good. 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:08 PM

I didn't have the sleeve, but just want to say that you can't base what you will feel on what someone on you tube has said -- I can't imagine she was too tired, or she wouldn't have had the energy to post a video.

 

There are plenty of successes here on the forum to show that this works.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Maybe she didn't eat healthy and it made her tired? You can find all kinds of stuff online and everyone has a different story, but here you'll find a lot of people that disagree with her. Good luck picking through all of information to find the correct answers!



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

@Jolls   She was 1 month out.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

I've noticed that the people who have these symptoms are not taking their vitamins correctly, eating poorly and not getting enough water. 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

Well, if she was a month out, she probably WAS tired.... this is major surgery and a major change to your system

 

You have to get used to eating entirely differently, watch out for food intolerances, get your fluids and your protein and vitamins in....

 

It IS going to be a process that takes a while -- you need to realize it gets better but you ARE going to be tired and not feel terrific for a few weeks after surgery.

 

I think its safe to say, whether you have bypass or sleeve, it takes a couple of months to get back to feeling normal.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

It IS going to be a process that takes a while -- you need to realize it gets better but you ARE going to be tired and not feel terrific for a few weeks after surgery.

 

I think its safe to say, whether you have bypass or sleeve, it takes a couple of months to get back to feeling normal.

 

I say that is like 98% the case.   Then there are like the 2% of us that damn near bounce off the hospital bend and zoom off as if nothing happened. (energy speaking)


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:44 AM

I'm with Jolls! I have felt so much better since day 1 after surgery. Full of energy, sleeping only 6 hours a night and not falling asleep at my desk anymore. I also had sleep apnea and I've stopped snoring and don't use the machine anymore even though I never went to get tested again.

I may be losing slower then others, but I feel so good, I am so glad I had this surgery!!!



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:07 AM

I am almost 6 weeks out and just starting to feel like I am getting back to my "normal" energy level.  I've had no depression or hormonal swings, no nausea, no vomiting, no depressions, and NOT once have I thought that I made a mistake.

 

I might be one of the lucky ones, but aside from only being able to eat small portions, I pretty much feel totally normal...just getting healthier and thinner.  :)


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

How soon did you go to work after getting your operation on September 17, 2013.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

I personally got my surgery on a Monday, got out of the hospital the very next day, and returned to work one week later.

 

Yes, I was sore.  Yes, I was tired.  I took a nap every day on my lunch break at work.  It took a few weeks before I felt like "myself" again... I want to say maybe six weeks total.  But overall, it wasn't bad.

 

There are some hormone issues to start.  You may well feel tired for a little while.  That is normal.  When you go through a major surgery, MOST people feel a little tired and take a little while to recover.  It won't last forever, but it will happen, most likely.

 

Agreed that if you eat correctly, get your protein and fluids in, and take your vitamins right out of the box, it is much, MUCH better.  Follow the rules.  You will absolutely regret it if you do not.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:51 PM

... Let me also say, this thing of "I have to worK"... I get that.  I used to say that too.  In retrospect, I wouldn't have lived much longer had I not had this surgery.  So "I have to work" doesn't really cut it. 

 

If I wanted to keep working, then I needed to have this surgery.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

My surgery was on Tuesday August 6 and back to work on Monday August 19

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:04 AM

I had surgery 9/17.  Went home 9/18.  Back to work full time on 10/2.


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