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    Curious about typical amount of time needed to recover from surgery

    Asked by Pjb on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Curious about typical amount of time needed to recover from surgery

    I was told by my surgeon that I would recover in 3 to 6 months. Its been 8 months since my surgery. Before the surgery I was very fit, and jogged about 6 miles a week.. Now, no matter how consistently I excersise, I get fatiqued easily, especiaaly my legs. Is this typical? In a few ways my recovery has been difficult, but it would be easier to handle if I could see improvements in my endurance. It would be nice to walk without the fear of my legs collapsing.

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    • Pjb's Avatar

      I have been taking some medication because of pain, but thankfully I've been able to start reducing those meds in the past 3 weeks. The last meds that I am trying to reduce was Gabapentin. I didn't realize in some cases it can help with numbness. I have an appt with Neurologist, and I'm hoping they don't automatically blame my numbness on diabetes. I've had well controlled diabetes for 15 years, no complications, and I'm wary of Doctors just choosing that as an easy diagnoses.

      almost 2 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Pjb don't completely rule out diabetes cancer sometimes causes our other illnesses to get out of hand. My neurologist actually told that my pain and numbness were a combination of cancer and previous illness I am on gabapentin 2400mgs daily for life.

      almost 2 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Pjb, please remember to ask for the extra bloodwork. I also had a partial gastrectomy and learned if you take medicine for gastric reflux, that it decreases your magnesium, which can make you feel tired. As Jenvivace posted above, we don't absorb everything the same now, plus we may not eat the same diet we used to.

      I also think if your legs are collapsing or feeling like it, you need to tell your doctors asap and find out why. Be sure you eat enough protein for muscles. I often drink a High Protein Boost drink before bedtime for extra protein. Best wishes.

      almost 2 years ago

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