How active can I be 1 week after bypass?

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Hi. I'm booked in for a bypass on 24th April. I know the op/experience can be different for everyone but am wondering what people felt like after 'hell week'?

Can you walk about ok? We're you able to bend and stretch? Did you have enough energy to have a day out? It's my Birthday on 4th May you see and I want to know if I'll be up to having a bit of fresh air.

Thanks x

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    I had a band to bypass revision last wednesday 15th April. I had 3 days of pain, dizzyness, fatigue, but yesterday & today feel full of beans. I spent about 4 hours out yesterday working with my horses (not riding) & felt tired when I got home, but not at all uncomfortable.

    I can bend with caution. Try to support your wounds when coughing, sneezing, stretching & when you sleep, if you want to roll over put a pillow along your tummy to support yourself.

    I am happy to buddy you all the way.....If you have any questions I will try & help, just holler xx

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      That's great news! Thanks so much for replying. Yes I'd love to buddy 😄
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      How you getting on? A week post - op you must be buzzing...right?
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    hello.I'm 4 days post op and I have had no pain or wind at all. I am up and about and I am returning to work tomorrow. (office job). 2 days post op I was in Leeds city centre. other than the very small incisions and my loss of appetite I don't feel any different to before the op. Its early days yet but so far I've been fine. Hope this helps
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      Debbie that's fantastic! Thanks so much for replying.

      I go into hospital today at 2pm and my op is tomorrow. I'm excited/nervous but it's hell week I'm worried about. Fingers firmly crossed I get on half as well as you x

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      I will keep my fingers crossed you are the same. I was exactly the same as you prior to Sunday and I know everyone is different but I've been fine. I've just been to tescos shopping so I'm driving as well. No issues at all. Try not to worry and just stay positive. Fingers crossed it all goes ok & I'll be thinking of you. Let me know how you go on. Whereabouts are you going? I went in at 1pm on Sunday and had my op at 4pm so not much hanging around for me x
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      Blimey! You're a model case by the sounds of it! I'm in hospital now. 'Checked-in' at 2pm - Sunderland Royal and Op's at 10.30am tomorrow. They're doing my bloods tonight which I hate but apart from that I'm ok, so far haha!
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      I hate needles. Can't stand to even look at em so I know what you mean. Least You are there now and the wait is almost over. I was in theatre longer cos they discovered I had an hiatus hernia so had to repair that too. I think usually it's about an half hr operation. I was groggy for 10 hrs post op and then they brought me a yogurt & fruit juice and I was scared to eat thinking it would be "different" but it's been fine so far. I'm on liquids/yogurt only for 2 weeks so I'm getting a little stalled but no choice really. Good luck & keep in touch xx
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      Hi. I'm just wondering how your op went and if you're doing ok x

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