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I'm 55 And Had My Sleeve Done On August 8



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Hey all you fifties folks! I had my sleeve on Friday, September 21st. I was in the hospital two nights in Dallas and my son and niece drove me home yesterday - a six hour trip. We stopped every hour and I walked around the parking lots and I made the trip fine. Yesterday I had a little trouble getting my Protein in but today I've already got it done! Now I can just focus on my water! I love drinking Water anyway and it has been somewhat difficult to get used to the sipping. I am so excited about this whole deal and can't wait to get on "mooshies". The time is going so fast it won't be long. Oh, by the way, I'm down 6 pounds today! It's just getting better! I love this site.

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Way to go seven7. Keep up the good work!

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new here I will have the sleeve March 4th,2013 day 3 pre-op doing ok I am cold all the time. I am 54 yrs old glad to find y'all from east Texas...

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new here I will have the sleeve March 4th,2013 day 3 pre-op doing ok I am cold all the time. I am 54 yrs old glad to find y'all from east Texas...

Hi sastexan4u!

Seems this thread has been dormant since Sept, so it was nice to see another fabulous 50 something person posting! Since I went to the WLS seminar, I felt I was the oldest person considering this procedure! I'm 53 & have just gotten started. I will be doing my blood work this Saturday & Monday is my psych eval.

How are you doing since your surgery? I'm not going to lie, I'm scared....

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Hi,

Doing better every day it's been slow going doing this at 54yrs but every day is better and better I was scared also but so ready and glad I did this wish I could have been able to have this done in my 40's.Get in some kinda of group in your home town it will help good luck with your psych eval.. I was there for about 3 hrs..they want to see if you are a alcoholic ect.. a lot of people don't cope very will after weight loss so take your time and you will be ok don't let them get in your head to much...you know how psych Drs. can be I read a lot from a great book weight loss for Dummies being scared is part of your new life good luck you will be fine..

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Thank you for your encouragement sastexan! Lord knows what that psych will pull out of me! I have lots of baggage in my head & heart! :( I did ask about group therapy & they do have that in the program I chose, so I'm sure I'll be going!

Good luck to you too!

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Sorry, I meant a support group, not group therapy! LOL! I will be joing!

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Congrats on making the decision to change your life!!! I was sleeved on August 17, 2012. I thought 52 was too old but decided I wanted to enjoy the rest of my life getting out and about without fear and pain, my knees and body hurt all the time. The best decision I made just for me! I have a ways to go and life gets in the way of constant exercise, but I have lost 85 pounds since the surgery. The challenges of day to day issues before the surgery have made these challenges bearable. I put it all in perspective. I can play with my grands without the pains! I am grateful for the new beginning. It will only get better...even with the stalls...ugh;-)

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Pixie, you go in the DR.office with your head held high and remember why you are doing this for a longer happy and healthy life..Keep a good support group around you who is your Dr.

Just take it one day at a time, go to tube there a lot of helpful info; there also..

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Congrats on making the decision to change your life!!! I was sleeved on August 17' date=' 2012. I thought 52 was too old but decided I wanted to enjoy the rest of my life getting out and about without fear and pain, my knees and body hurt all the time. The best decision I made just for me! I have a ways to go and life gets in the way of constant exercise, but I have lost 85 pounds since the surgery. The challenges of day to day issues before the surgery have made these challenges bearable. I put it all in perspective. I can play with my grands without the pains! I am grateful for the new beginning. It will only get better...even with the stalls...ugh;-)[/quote']

I'm 51 and I'm a long way from too old to do this! I may not be a spring chicken anymore, but I'm nowhere near a stewing hen ready for the crock pot, either :)

I have a huge part of my life ahead of me, and lots of things I plan to do. I need this to help me get back to a healthier and more active me. I want to beat my husband up the hill on a hike instead of panting my way up behind him, and I can't do it if I'm packing around an extra person. I am not looking for some sort of magic, just the tool to help me get started. I can't wait to join all of you on the losers bench!

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I'm 51 and I'm a long way from too old to do this! I may not be a spring chicken anymore' date=' but I'm nowhere near a stewing hen ready for the crock pot, either <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

I have a huge part of my life ahead of me, and lots of things I plan to do. I need this to help me get back to a healthier and more active me. I want to beat my husband up the hill on a hike instead of panting my way up behind him, and I can't do it if I'm packing around an extra person. I am not looking for some sort of magic, just the tool to help me get started. I can't wait to join all of you on the losers bench![/quote']

Hey I like your attitude. I'm 51 and am looking forward to starting the rest of my life in better health than I am now. Hope to get sleeved in October.

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I, m 54 and proud of it. Alive and kickin. My gastric sleeve is on this coming Wed. Sept 18th. Im ready to be healthy. So far im headed on the right path, I started at 274lbs. Today im pre op 254.2lbs , since june when i started. Holla!

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Hi, I'm 55 too and will be getting my sleeve surgery next month. I'm excited but worried about the pain factor. Was it painful? :(

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Hi, I'm 55 too and will be getting my sleeve surgery next month. I'm excited but worried about the pain factor. Was it painful? :(

For me, it really wasn't painful at all. I was expecting terrible pain but really, it was more painful having kids than this....this was nothing to me. They kept me comfy at the hospital & pain killers at home. I often wonder if I really needed the pain meds, but I just kept taking them at the appropriate time, even if I had no pain, but I didn't want to feel pain...so not sure if I would have if I had not taken the meds. The worst part for me was feeling nausea, & that was caused from the pain meds. Once I was given a prescription for anti nausea meds which I had to take prior to the pain meds, all was well in my world!

Nothing hurt to eat or drink either. So I did accuse my doc of not actually performing that surgery on me! :D But just go slow with everything & pray. All will be well. Good luck to you!

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I am being sleeved nov 11 and nervous anxious excited too. 55 here and I just am so ready to lose and get excited about going..doing...and just getting active again! Wish me luck, I need it!;)

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