weight loss surgery workout?
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I had weight loss surgery on april 19th. I had a gastric sleleve donel. What would be the bestway for me to sraer working out?

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I had the gastric sleve done in February. After my 1st week Dr. appointment I was back on the treadmill. After my one month appointment I was back doing light lifting and working my way up from there. I hope everything is going well for you. I have my three month appoint next Tuesday and I am down 65 lbs.

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Good Luck.

jamie

James McMannes 12k
about 1 year ago
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Congrats! Being a fellow surgery pt (I got revised from the band to gastric) I can tell you that my Dr said walk. He wanted it in small doses throughout the day. You need to be released by him in order to start lifting and such due to the surgery and incisions. So take it easy, you just put your body through the ringer and you are probably barely up to 800 calories a day. Slooow down, walk and call the dr and write down all your questions so you have them for your follow up visit which should be soon. Again congrats on your big step!

Mouse81841 1.6k
about 1 year ago
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Have you considered the possibility of asking your Dr?

Greg Peterson 14k
about 1 year ago
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Greg is 100% right.You really should talk with your Dr. Especially since it is so recent.

Sally . 4.9k
about 1 year ago
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They always recomend walking. Never use pain killers when you are moving about cause you need to know what your limits are for your body. You could do some major damage. Im not sure if they give you pain meds. You should have an after care app and have all your questions writen down and ready.

tammyhardy 625
about 1 year ago
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my daughter just had that surgery in Jan...they would only let her walk until after her 6 week check up...then just slowly increase her times.

Patricia Lindley 6k
about 1 year ago
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Hello!

With any person starting a new workout, it's best to consult a doctor first. Generally speaking, however, you would ideally want to start out light. Depending on how your surgery was performed (traditional versus laproscopic), it may take you longer to recover from the actual incisions. Make sure to follow the protocol you've been given by your surgeon regarding lifting weight. You may not be able to lift anything more than ten pounds for a few weeks.

What you can do, however, is walk (again, make sure to check with the doctor just to make sure - everyone's situation is special). Start out slow (as mentioned above). The important thing to remember here is to avoid jarring movements. If you have staples/sutures/etc., you'll need to be careful! You can also try doing something like a light session on the elliptical (no impact) - but keep the resistance down to start with.

Hopefully this helps a little; I know it seems like you're not able to do much, but you know what they say - even if you're doing "just a little," you're still lapping everyone on the couch Wink

Debs

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Debbie Pias 57k
about 1 year ago

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