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  1. CharlyScott

    Concerned about Energy and Complications

    Hello all I am 61 and got my sleeve 6/5/17. I will be honest I have had no complications. The first two days was not fun but I had just had major surgery. I have no regrets. My loss is slow and I am happy with that. I am more active with more energy each day. Yes the first two weeks was exhausting but now on my fifth week I couldn't ask for more. I started at 256 and today I am at 218. Stay away from the complications forum. It will only scare you.
  2. CharlyScott

    Fibromyalgia and Sleeve

    Jadeskys Please keep up posted on your progress. I am so sorry that the sleeve has not worked for you. I am still hoping that my sleeve will help with my fibro. I had my procedure on Monday so here is hoping. Take care and prayers.
  3. CharlyScott

    New to forum

    My surgery was yesterday and to be honest I'm ready to go home. I still have pain and the nausea but I can't believe how good I feel. I am excited and committed to my new life and better health.
  4. Am I nervous, no anxious yes. My surgery was scheduled for 12:30 now 11:30. I am just ready to get it done. The liquid diet phase has been rough. We had a wedding to go to and I am proud to say I did not cheat. Today my husband smoked some awesome fish and I did not cheat. Yes I am patting myself on the back and I am very happy that I know I can handle this. Keep me in your prayers
  5. CharlyScott

    Tomorrow is the day

    Thank you! I am in my room and the gas pains are the worst. I had a great surgical team and wonderful dr. I might get to come home in the morning I am excited and committed to my new life and better health.
  6. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    Why are you having second thoughts? Do you think that you are not mentally prepared for the changes we will have to make? I had a hard time at first, but I feel that will all of the reading I have been doing and slowly getting things that I will need has helped me tremendously. I will be more than happy to be your sleeve buddy if you think that will help. Please understand I am an older lady (Just turned 61), but I am one heck of a listener, I became a first time mom at the age if 53 and not to just one but 2 little ones, I never seem to do what others my age do. Yes, I am trying to make a funny but rest assured I will be here if you need me.
  7. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    I have a lot of family and friend support but sometimes I like getting on here and reading what others are dealing with or if I can give someone else support. I am so glad that my surgeon suggested this site. I have learned and found out that I am not the only one going through this.
  8. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    I am really excited to see so many June 5 sleevers!! We have got this and we will succeed and be winners. I figure if we can all make it through the liquid diet phase we can make it through anything. Can we all keep each other encouraged? I am willing to participate.
  9. CharlyScott

    Last Post As A Pre-Op

    I am so thankful that all has gone well for you! It makes me happy to here how well you have don. I have 11 more days. We got this. You can message me anytime. I am excited and committed to my new life and better health.
  10. CharlyScott

    Anyone in the St. Louis area?

    I am in between Quincy and Springfield. I am going to check and see what is in my area. I started out at Memorial with their program but on the advice of my insurance company I changed clinics. Long story on that one. CAL-GAL-IN-MO good luck with your surgery tomorrow. I will be praying for you and you will be in my thoughts. Just remember you've got this and you will succeed.
  11. CharlyScott

    Anyone in the St. Louis area?

    I wish I could find a meeting close to me. I am 2 1/2 hours from St. Louis. I am very grateful that the insurance company directed me to this clinic. OutsideMatchInside I want to take a moment to thank you for all of your post and input. I read each one and no I am not stalking you :-)
  12. CharlyScott

    Anyone in the St. Louis area?

    I meant to say that Dr Lederer shows great concern for his patients .
  13. CharlyScott

    Anyone in the St. Louis area?

    I am at Des Peres Hospital with Dr. Lederer. I absolutely love this man. Great concern for the patient and has a sense of humor! Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. CharlyScott

    Last Post As A Pre-Op

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have also lost three loved ones to cancer so I understand what you are going through. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. CharlyScott

    Anyone in the St. Louis area?

    I will be having my surgery June 5. I have two weeks left. Where are you having yours at? Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Congratulations to you! What a beautiful post. I am excited and committed to my new life and better health.
  17. CharlyScott

    Where is everyone from???

    Illinois here. Having sleeve done in St. Louis. June 5 I am excited and committed to my new life and better health.
  18. I have been following you and have kept you in my prayers. I once was in your situation, because of my first husband I had to have a hysterectomy at the age of 25. He wanted to keep sharing certain things from his girlfriends. I left him. It was a lot of mental abuse. He has convinced me to go on a diet that his ex-wife did of eating just tuna three times a day. I was happy when I left and healed. My second husband was physical abuse and that I will not go into. My third husband has been wonderful and very supportive. I thank God for him every day. It is because of him that I became a first time mom at the age of 53 and today as I turn 61 he is right there by my side supporting the next step in my life of having the VSG done on June 5. What I am trying to say is to stay strong. You are stronger than what you know and you look wonderful. Most of all stay true to yourself and settle for nothing less, because you deserve it. If you need support we will be here for you and if you are on FB my screen name is the same. By the way, thank you for sharing your story. It has helped me to see where I have come from and where I am going. God bless.
  19. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    I sent a friend request so I can join. Surgery date is June 5. Thank you.
  20. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    We will all have to keep in touch. We have this and we will rock!!!
  21. Tomorrow I will have my first appointment with my surgeon. To say that I am excited is an understatement. I made my decision 9 years ago to have the surgery done. I have been over weight my whole life except once when I was going through a very messy divorce. During the 9 years a lot has happened. I became a first time mom at the young age of 53 to not one but 2. No I did not give birth we are adopting. I had a complete hysterectomy at the age of 25 so being a mom was never on my list but I did pray for a child of my own. I know that my age may play a factor, but I want a better quality of life and I want to see my children graduate. My husband is very supportive and wants what is best for my health. I have dealt with fibromyalgia for the last 20 years plus I am watching my fasting blood sugar go up. Diabetes is huge in my family history and it scares me to see it go up. I had an appointment with another clinic and was informed that I would only qualify for their medical weight loss and not the surgical. I informed them of my choice (my BMI was 39.9) I went back 6 weeks later, I had quit smoking (I smoked for 45 years) and I gained 12 pounds in 5 weeks. The nurse practitioner Add to dictionary informed my that there was people that gained weight just to have surgery. My BMI was now 41.2 and again I stated I was wanting the surgery and she informed me that the surgeon would not do the surgery and I would have to wait another six months to even be considered. I was very upset when I left so I called my insurance company (my benefits had already been confirmed that this was a covered procedure). Did I ever get a surprise, not only did I have someone that would listen, they called the clinic asked if they had a problem explained what had happened and recommended that I look for another clinic and found one for me. Tomorrow is that appointment along with appointments with the physiologist and dietician. By the way the other clinic called this week to inform me of the different surgeries that are now available to me. Yes I feel like this is a long post but there is a lot on my mind today.
  22. Another update from me. My date is June 5. Really excited.
  23. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    I am official. June 5 for me by Dr Lederer at Des Peres Hospital in the St. Louis area!
  24. CharlyScott

    June sleeve buddies?

    Mine May 26 or June 5. I am really excited. I will find out tomorrow for sure. I am excited and committed to my new life and better health.
  25. CharlyScott

    61 next month

    I will be 61next month and I am waiting on my surgery date. I am wishing that I would have done this sooner but I am not regretting this decision of mine one bit. I have always been late in doing things. I became a first time mom at 53 to two beautiful children (I had to have a hysterectomy at the age of 25) I got my Harley last year for my birthday and this year is my VGS. My reason is to improve my health and to see these two rugrats grow up. I am glad to find this forum as I was starting to think I was the only one over 60 having this done.

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