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My 27 yr old daughter had a rny in Sept. and has lost 95 lbs, it has made a major difference in her health and I was with behind her 100% since then I was denied life insurance coverage because of my health and weight I'm 52 and have rhuematoid arthritis, high blood pressure and weigh 250 lb, but is 52 too old to have this surgery done? The sleeve is covered by my uhc insurance Thanks,:tongue_smilie:Carla

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hi so the answer is NO!!!! my mom just had the sleeve 2/2 /10 she is 62 years old has RA and HTN with a weight higher then 250. even though you do not know her... she still would no want her weight on this board. she is doing great. she did have to stop some of her RA drugs about one week pre op and was able to continue about 3 weeks post op so that her sleeve would heal. i also have RA and hope to do the surgery in august. so hope this helps. kelly

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I am 53 and was sleeved on January 13. I have lost 61 lbs to date. I have already been taken off HBP meds (which I have been on for 10-15 yrs), I am sleeping through the night which I haven't been able to do for at least 5-10 years, and I am rarely (if ever) hungry. I actually forgot to eat lunch yesterday which was a first for me in my entire life. My answer is: that it is NEVER too late. You have to be resolved to eating a whole lot less for the rest of your life. It's a trade off , but well worth it. You are not just doing it for you, but for your entire family.:)

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That makes me feel about 10 lbs lighter, Thanks kbl, I am so happy your mom is doing well, and with the ra too~~ and pastorgregumc, it is true I want this for my family, I want to be here and healthy, Thank you soo much. You guys amde my day!!!Carla

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Carla, I'm 51 and am getting my sleeve TOMORROW!! I'm planning to be at goal by the time I'm 52! Better late than never, says I!

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That's wonderful MlkPas, I'll be praying for you, hoping you have a speedy recovery, I guess I was having a moment. I still have a psy eval. and a cardio check the first of April and hopefully I will be ready to schedule. Thanks for making me feel better, I'll be watching for your post after getting sleeved.Carla:thumbup:

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I've seen (read) several people well into their sixties who have been sleeved, are loving it, and feel like they've been given a second chance at life.... go for it!!

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pastorgregumc...I'm in TEXAS too!! I am using Dr. Marvin. Do you mind me asking what hospital is the best in houston, I'm like a 2 hr drive away so not familiar with any of them .Thanks,Carla

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Thanks Stacy160, I think this is part of my usual spring thing when I hate to see myself in short sleeves(batwing) and a swimsuit which led me to critize myself as too fat,too flabby, too old and Iwas picturing myself as the only older person on the forum but I feel good now that I know it can be a successful new beginning and there so others my age getting sleeved!!Carla:001_rolleyes:

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Oh h..ll no!!! You are not too old girl!!! I am 53. Just had the sleeve done in December. I am off all meds (used to spend about $500 a month on different meds), and living like a teenager I feel so good. No kidding, I have been canoeing on the Colorado, whale watching on a private boat in the Pacific (while spending a wild weekend in San Diego), and various other unmentionalbe activities since surgery. This weekend, I am hiking to the top of one of the local mountains to proove to the "youngsters" that I work with that I can do it.

I say, go for it. You can't believe the difference it makes in your activity level by getting rid of all that weight you are lugging around. It is the best thing I've ever done for myself. I plan on living till I'm at least 100. I got alot of living to do yet!!!!!!!! This sleeve is gonna help me get there!!!!!:thumbup1:

My 27 yr old daughter had a rny in Sept. and has lost 95 lbs, it has made a major difference in her health and I was with behind her 100% since then I was denied life insurance coverage because of my health and weight I'm 52 and have rhuematoid arthritis, high blood pressure and weigh 250 lb, but is 52 too old to have this surgery done? The sleeve is covered by my uhc insurance Thanks,:tongue_smilie:Carla

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cwalker - I am 64 years old and am having the sleeve March 31 - heck no you are not too old! What makes a person old is too much weight! Good luck - you are NEVER too old

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Oh WOW 3636millie, I like the way you think, now if I could just speed up the whole insurance thing I might be able to be on the other side by my 53rd in May. crossing my fingers..Thanks for making me feel better.Carla:smile1:

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you are right trish4, but I never saw any older adults on here when I lurked so I thought I must be old to be having surgery, but I'm young at heart. Thank you for making me feel better.:biggrin0:Carla

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I'll be 62 in April and I'll be having the surgery. Never to late to take care of your health.

All the best to you.

John

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I'll be 58 next month....I haven't been sleeved yet, but have all the requirements in and awaiting approval.

During my consult, I asked my Dr. if I was too old and he chuckled....then said, 'Of course not'.

I just love that Dr......:)

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