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KlassyKat

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Finally a place to learn about weight loss surgery after 50. I wish I had found this forum months ago. My surgery is scheduled for Jan. 29th, 2013. Just 6 days, I'm so excited! The thing is, the closer I get to the date, the more I feel like there is so much that I don't know. My surgeon is very experienced and I have confidence in his ability but I just don't feel well informed so I will be having lots of questions for you. I'm having the surgery for health reasons (diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea). Looking better will be an awesome bonus. I'm 5'1" have 100 pounds to lose. Here is my first question. I'm afraid of how I will look afterwards. I'm 52,how much loose, saggy skin can I expect? I think I'll be just as unattractive but in a different way. I'm really not vain but I thought I could ask this question here and get some honest feedback.
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    3 weeks and 21 pounds later, I almost feel normal again. This morning when I woke up, without thinking about it, put my hands to my face and realized my face felt different! I could feel my face instead of so much soft fat. I can't wait for all the changes (good & bad)!
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    Thank you. I'll try the ice or heat.
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    I have a sharp pain at one of the incision sites. On the 3rd day after surgery I bent over and picked up my cat. Now if I move around much or certain ways it hurts like crazy. The other incision sites aren't sore at all. I hope I'm just worring too much.
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    I've read some posts that mentions binders. Is it something like spanx? I'm wondering if that would help me, or maybe it's too late. I feel like I might have pulled one of the inner stitches.
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    Weight Gain After Surgery

    Whew! Glad to hear about the weight gain following surgery. I didn't know what was going on!
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    Surgery tomorrow for me. I am more afraid of not having it done. Too many benefits from doing it to chicken out!
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    Thank you. They all sound very helpful. I'm looking into ordering them right now.
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    Congratulations on being a grandma! I haven't been blessed with grandchildren yet but I'll be ready for them with better health. I have read the book by Dr Alvarez, it's full of good information. Yes, I would like the names of the cookbooks. I've got a lot to learn about a new way of cooking and eating. Best of luck to you also!
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    Thanks. You're right, good health is what matters.
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    I'm planning on having plenty of spandex too!
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    I'm glad to hear that your health has improved so much. You are right, it's all worth it. Thanks.
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    Good luck with your surgery.
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    52 and wondering what to expect

    I looked at your pictures. You look awesome! Congratulations! Now I realize what a petty little worry loose skin is in the grand scheme of things. Thanks.
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    Yep, I know how you feel. Wishing it was over already. We'll get there and start a new phase of our lives. Yay!
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    Getting Sleeved 1-29-13

    My surgery is on the 29th too! I started the liquid diet yesterday. Not so fun but trying to keep a good attitude about it. I just found this forum and look forward to having some support from folks that are going through it also. Good luck everybody!
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