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  1. Hi everyone, Just wondering if there is anyone here that was 60+ in years when they had their surgery. Wondering how it went and how you are doing. Thanks so much and have a great day☺️
  2. I'm 61......I have to do this for me, "f" the fear of vomiting.
  3. You said what I've been thinking for years.....I'm terrified of not so much the surgery but the vomiting after anesthesia. It is so bad that I've been admitted after out patient surgery because they can't get control of it. Freaks me out. I was going to have gastric bypass 15 or more years ago. I was at the hospital in pre-op and I panicked and left. Two years ago I had a surgery date but I cancelled. I'm so afraid of puking my guts up after having this surgery. I'm also afraid of not having good results. And my age is worrisome to me as well. To say I know exactly what you are feeling is an understatement. Though our issues may not be the same, the feelings are. You got this. I got this. We can do this!
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    How long out of you or for Sleevers?

    I'm hoping to take a short time off of work when I have my surgery. I can work from home so that's an option to be able to stay home but still earn a living.....
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    Holy cow... comparison pictures, 3 months

    You look fantastic!
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    Does warm/room temperature water help with the pain?
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    The nerves are setting in

    So I am the biggest chicken ever to walk the planet. I had a surgery date 1 1/2 years ago and I totally let my nerves get to me. I cancelled about a month prior to surgery. I kept in contact with my Dr. and the program but I have to start all over again. I could have been so much healthier if I had just gone through with the surgery. This time around I will need some sort of mild sedative a few days before so I don't freak myself out again. Hope everyone is happy and healthy and adjusting to the new normal we live in now.
  8. Hi all, This has probably been asked a gazillion times. Just wondering how everyone did with the post op pain. I'm not too worried about the gas pain but more the incision pain. I'm not a fan of pain meds, they make me vomit..... How did everyone do? The good, the bad and the ugly..... Also, I'm doing this alone. Will I be okay by myself or should I aske the surgeon to keep me an extra day. Thanks
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    Side by Side

    Just WOW
  10. So, surgery date is 10/23 and the anxiety is already overwhelming me..... I'm 59 and worried that I'm too old to have the surgery. I have autoimmune arthritis and my doctor tells me that losing weight will help with the joint pain (already sort of knew that) but also will help with the inflammation..... Anyone else feel like they were making a mistake to have the surgery. Thought that this one last time a diet would work? I feel like my brain is doing cartwheels......Maybe I should be in a medically induced coma until the surgery so I stop fretting about every little thing (that was a joke) Feed back needed and appreciated.... Thanks
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    Scared about the unknown

    Leebick, I love your post to this topic. You have encouraged me more than you'll ever know.....Thank you so much and thanks to all that have posted on this topic. What I see as I scroll through the topics and reply's is that we are all the same. Most of us have the same concerns and some of us (I'm talking about me) have more than one concern. I'm grateful to have found this site!
  12. There's not a day that goes by that I don't fret about the pain and nausea from the surgery. Like CrankyMagpie I too have autoimmune arthritis. Let me must say that the joint pain form that is horrible on good days, and when it's cold or it rains it's 10x worse. So I say to myself, "self, you handle that pain from the Arthritis without taking any heavy duty pain meds, what makes you think you can't handle a few little cuts on you tummy and some gas like you ate a whole pot of beans without chewing". The answer is I can. I can do this. All of us preop folks, we got this. Post op champions, you guys are awesome. You all made it, we all can make it. Fear is just False Expectations Appearing Real. Kick fear in the a__
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    The day is here!

    You got this!
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    Liquid Vitamins

    Has anyone heard of or used Liquid Bariatric Vitamins? Thinking they might go down easier
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    October 2018 Sleevers

    October 23rd for me and I too am scared stupid about the surgery. I have 6 weeks to go so at the 1 month mark I'm going to switch to something like Medifast or Diet Direct liquid foods. Their stuff isn't too bad and it will get me in the "groove" for post op. I'm not a fan of pain meds and from what I've heard it's not horrible. I just broke my wrist a few months ago and was fine. I broke my right had 6 years ago and had to have surgery on it and only took Motrin so I think I got this.... The nickname my dad gave me when I was a kid was "big chief chicken heart". So true.
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    For all who need a kick up the butt!

  17. Hi all, Any SF Bay Area Sleevers out there? Would love to hear from you and how you are all doing, whether you're pre or post op. Thanks
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    Which are the best vitamins to use? Surgery is in October but I want to get the vitamins now and try them out..... Anyone use an "all in one" and if so, what brand. Thanks
  19. Congrats on your surgery date! Mine is October 23rd and I'm as nervous as can be. I'm older, 59, and terrified I'm going to screw things up. Any sleevers in the San Francisco Bay Area? I'd love to talk to you.
  20. Hi all, Wondering about the 50+ sleevers success. How was your recovery? Weight lose?
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    I have 2 fears

    So, I'm getting near my surgery. I don't have the exact date but it is in October. I have 2 fears: 1. Vomiting after surgery like I have the stomach flu.....I've had several surgeries in the past and I get REALLY sick after. I've been known to vomit for 8 or more hours after surgery. I've talked to my surgeon about this and he says there are some really good medications for nausea. I guess my biggest fear is bursting out the staple line. 2. Going through this life changing/saving surgery and NOT losing weight. I've been able to lose weight in the past but at about the 2 or 3 month mark it just stops...... Any and all comments are appreciated.
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    Tomorrow is my sleeve!!

    I've had a few surgeries and I'm always sooooo nervous. I've been given something to calm me down in the past and it knocks me out (I'm a true light weight). I'll for sure be asking for something before my surgery. I don't think we would be normal if we all weren't a little nervous. Let us all know how it goes for you!
  23. Oh my gosh.....Costco has the best bone broth ever! It's got some "volume" to it. Almost like sipping a thin gravy. So yummy and full of protein and very satisfying. I bring it to work and my boss, who weighs 140 soaking wet, can't keep her hands off of it. I had to postpone my surgery in December 2017 because I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease a month before my surgery and needed to get that under control first. I'm back on schedule for surgery in October and working pre and post op meal into my daily routine. Bone broth has been a lifesaver. Try a few different brands to find the one that works best for you. Good luck
  24. My VSG is scheduled for December 5th. I'm excited for sure but I'm also nervous. I'm doing this alone. I don't have the support of my sister or my son. My daughter is on the fence and my daughter-in-law has said she won't support me if I have the surgery. I've told my few friends and they are supportive but the all have jobs and home life and not able to help out the first few days I'm home. I'll be alone at the hospital and that has me nervous because I'm a bit of a basket case before surgery. Just wondering if anyone else flew solo on this journey and what your experience was. Thanks so much!
  25. Well, I was just diagnosed with this yesterday.....I've been having some serious aches and pains in my hips, knees and shoulders that I thought was just weight related..... Turns out I have an autoimmune disease called Polymyalgia Rheumatica. It's a form of arthritis. Treatment is prednisone. I had an intermuscular injection yesterday to start working on the inflammation. Not a fan at all of prednisone. It can and does increase hunger and can cause swelling and weight gain. Yay! I sort of had a feeling that something wasn't right but I didn't think is was something like this. My Rheumatologist (yes, I have one of those now) says I need to postpone my surgery until we can get this in remission. I cried all night. I have come so far, listened to people say I was taking the easy way out, have had very little support from my family but I continued on the journey to get healthy. Now my own body is fighting against me and telling me I can't have the surgery........