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Questions about traveling 2 weeks after gastric bypass

Questions about traveling 2 weeks after gastric bypass

Postby gettinMySexyBack » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:29 am

Hi all! I'm new to the board and after lurking for the better part of a year I'm finally going thru with my surgery, gastric bypass! I'm sooo excited but I have 1 major concern. I will be flying from Hawaii to Ut approximately 2 weeks post op and am very worried that the 10 hr traveling time will do wonders on my body :? Are there any tips on what i should do to stay comfortable? I've already planned out my meals and will be bringing protein packs and maybe yogurt on the plane with me to keep with my feeding schedule. But I'm worried about getting clots and being uncomfortable. Is there anything else I should be worried about? Any tips will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Questions about traveling 2 weeks after gastric bypass

Postby mrsamywright » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:54 am

I didn't have bypass, but I am one of those people who always swell on a long plane ride. I would recommend you get up and walk around every 1-2 hours and stretch. Also flexing your feet around while sitting helps. I would definitely discuss your plans with your surgeon to be safe!

Also, plan ahead for food you plan to bring if it's a liquid.... You might need a note from PS and to contact the airline in advance. You don't want them telling you at security to throw out your snacks.....

Congratulations on your decision. I can't wait to hear more about the new you!
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