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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to introduce myself as "Pixie Dust." I just attended my first seminar in making a decision which WLS is best for me. I have decided on the Sleeve. I had a one-on-one with a Bariatric Nurse yesterday & have an appt with my family doc on Friday (to renew my meds), so will bring the blood work order I received from the nurse, to see if my doc would like to add anything else to it, since he sends me every 6 months for lab work. Then hopefully have my blood work done on Saturday morn.

Monday I go for my psych eval...it was just moved up from from a month from now, since I've made it clear that I need my surgery sometime in the summer time due to my children's school schedule. If I can't have surgery this summer, either I will go to another hospital in search of a summer appt or wait till the following summer. Please wish me luck.! Next month I have an appt with a physical therapist to show me which exercises I can do safely due to my knee being bone on bone & needs to be replaced (but holding off as long as I can!)

I've been overweight most of my life, but not morbidly obese like I am now. In my early 30's I lost about 100 lbs on WW, which made me feel great & look great. Unfortunately, over the years, I've added almost the entire amount back. :( I have tried to diet but it's so much harder to lose weight the older you get & I'm done with the struggle. I suppose after surgery, I'll have a different type of struggle, like trying to figure out what I can eat safely & trying to stick with healthy foods. My child with autism keeps begging me to lose weight so I won't die. :( How about that for a reality check? So I have no choice but to do this.

I won't lie, I'm very scared regarding the surgery. I'm scared if I will feel a lot of pain, if I end up with a blood clot, if I can't cope with my lifestyle change. What will I do as I'm an emotional eater? How will it feel cooking for my family when I can't eat (I'm thinking liquid diet here, let alone post surgery!) ? Are these normal fears? Am I even too old to do this?? I'm in my early 50's. I've also wondered "why didn't I do this sooner" as I see pics of people on this site who have had the surgery done. Will I have regrets for any reason?

Guess that about sums me up! :wacko: If anyone has any advice, please share it with me!

~ Peace

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Well Pixie, welcome & you will find plenty of support along the way. If there is anything we can do for you, let us know.

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Thank you takroom! I appreciate the welcome. Yes, there is something you can do for me....please take my fear away! :P

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Oh how I wish I could. We all understand what you're going thru and it's completely normal.

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Thank you takroom! I appreciate the welcome. Yes' date=' there is something you can do for me....please take my fear away! :P[/quote']

Welcome!

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Thank you Eye Candy!

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Hey, pixie....

I think if you asked everyone here who has had the surgery they will tell you that try were scared. The only difference is now they are on the way to a new life!

Deborah

Day #3 of preop diet

Starting weight 206

Today 199 woo-hoo!

Surgery march 29

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Hey, pixie....

I think if you asked everyone here who has had the surgery they will tell you that try were scared. The only difference is now they are on the way to a new life!

Deborah

Day #3 of preop diet

Starting weight 206

Today 199 woo-hoo!

Surgery march 29

Sent from my iPhone using VST

Hi imdeborah,

Nice to meet you! Yeah, I guess you're right. I don't know of anyone who has looked forward to surgery! Haha!

I see you're on day 3 of the pre-op diet. Does that mean you're on liquids already? I so worry about that too! Hope I won't want to eat any of my kids! EEK! :o

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Pixie Dust, I am 51yrs old and will be 52 in April. I had my surgery Jan 28th 2013. Best desicion I have ever made. I wasn't scared of the surgery I was scared of the after surgery nausea/vomiting. That worried me the most. I had none other than 2 X's in the hospital. I have had no issues. I was off work for 13 days. I have a desk job. I am loving my sleeve. At 6wks my BMI dropped out of the morbid obese range! Good luck, I hope you get to do this asap! Nice to meet you!

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Pixie Dust, I am 51yrs old and will be 52 in April. I had my surgery Jan 28th 2013. Best desicion I have ever made. I wasn't scared of the surgery I was scared of the after surgery nausea/vomiting. That worried me the most. I had none other than 2 X's in the hospital. I have had no issues. I was off work for 13 days. I have a desk job. I am loving my sleeve. At 6wks my BMI dropped out of the morbid obese range! Good luck, I hope you get to do this asap! Nice to meet you!

Hi Terryg!

Judging by your pic, you look no where near your age! So happy to hear all has gone pretty well for you. Maybe there's hope for me! I do worry about looking older after a significant weight loss since right now my fat is stretching my skin, making it look nice & tight but after, it will be hanging there & will display more wrinkles. Well, I guess that's the price to pay for a thinner body! I just hope I won't look too much older than my husband, since he's already nearly 10 years my junior!

Nice to meet you too! Thank you for responding!

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OMG! I'm worried about the wrinkles I may get too and I'm 35 this year! People think I'm mid 20s and I always say its my chubby baby face/fat pushing out the wrinkles hahaha ... There's always Botox I suppose ????

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Hi Everyone' date='

I just wanted to introduce myself as "Pixie Dust." I just attended my first seminar in making a decision which WLS is best for me. I have decided on the Sleeve. I had a one-on-one with a Bariatric Nurse yesterday & have an appt with my family doc on Friday (to renew my meds), so will bring the blood work order I received from the nurse, to see if my doc would like to add anything else to it, since he sends me every 6 months for lab work. Then hopefully have my blood work done on Saturday morn.

Monday I go for my psych eval...it was just moved up from from a month from now, since I've made it clear that I need my surgery sometime in the summer time due to my children's school schedule. If I can't have surgery this summer, either I will go to another hospital in search of a summer appt or wait till the following summer. Please wish me luck.! Next month I have an appt with a physical therapist to show me which exercises I can do safely due to my knee being bone on bone & needs to be replaced (but holding off as long as I can!)

I've been overweight most of my life, but not morbidly obese like I am now. In my early 30's I lost about 100 lbs on WW, which made me feel great & look great. Unfortunately, over the years, I've added almost the entire amount back. :( I have tried to diet but it's so much harder to lose weight the older you get & I'm done with the struggle. I suppose after surgery, I'll have a different type of struggle, like trying to figure out what I can eat safely & trying to stick with healthy foods. My child with autism keeps begging me to lose weight so I won't die. :( How about that for a reality check? So I have no choice but to do this.

I won't lie, I'm very scared regarding the surgery. I'm scared if I will feel a lot of pain, if I end up with a blood clot, if I can't cope with my lifestyle change. What will I do as I'm an emotional eater? How will it feel cooking for my family when I can't eat (I'm thinking liquid diet here, let alone post surgery!) ? Are these normal fears? Am I even too old to do this?? I'm in my early 50's. I've also wondered "why didn't I do this sooner" as I see pics of people on this site who have had the surgery done. Will I have regrets for any reason?

Guess that about sums me up! :wacko: If anyone has any advice, please share it with me!

~ Peace[/quote']

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Hi. Pixie. I just registered. I had the vs two weeks ago today. I'm 53 years old. Yes I was scared but I had no choice but to do it. Former WW lost 75lbs over and over. Morbidly obese also. I have to lose 105lbs. I lost 30lbs so far with the pre liquid diet up to now. I hope this helps. Bridgette W. ps don't worry about the wrinkles. I think I will be ok.

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OMG! I'm worried about the wrinkles I may get too and I'm 35 this year! People think I'm mid 20s and I always say its my chubby baby face/fat pushing out the wrinkles hahaha ... There's always Botox I suppose dde0a

Don't worry. I'm 53 and had the VS two weeks ago today. Since Dec.and preop. liquid diet to date I've lost 30lbs. I'm pleased so far. Walking daily up to 2 miles. I think I look great so far. I have another 75 lbs to loose. Good luck.

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Maybe there's hope for me! I do worry about looking older after a significant weight loss since right now my fat is stretching my skin' date=' making it look nice & tight but after, it will be hanging there & will display more wrinkles. Well, I guess that's the price to pay for a thinner body! I just hope I won't look too much older than my husband, since he's already nearly 10 years my junior! [/quote']

Pixie, are you sure you aren't me from another parallel universe or something? Same fears, and I am married to a man 9 years younger than me. I'll be 52 this year.

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Hi Everyone' date='

I just wanted to introduce myself as "Pixie Dust." I just attended my first seminar in making a decision which WLS is best for me. I have decided on the Sleeve. I had a one-on-one with a Bariatric Nurse yesterday & have an appt with my family doc on Friday (to renew my meds), so will bring the blood work order I received from the nurse, to see if my doc would like to add anything else to it, since he sends me every 6 months for lab work. Then hopefully have my blood work done on Saturday morn.

Monday I go for my psych eval...it was just moved up from from a month from now, since I've made it clear that I need my surgery sometime in the summer time due to my children's school schedule. If I can't have surgery this summer, either I will go to another hospital in search of a summer appt or wait till the following summer. Please wish me luck.! Next month I have an appt with a physical therapist to show me which exercises I can do safely due to my knee being bone on bone & needs to be replaced (but holding off as long as I can!)

I've been overweight most of my life, but not morbidly obese like I am now. In my early 30's I lost about 100 lbs on WW, which made me feel great & look great. Unfortunately, over the years, I've added almost the entire amount back. :( I have tried to diet but it's so much harder to lose weight the older you get & I'm done with the struggle. I suppose after surgery, I'll have a different type of struggle, like trying to figure out what I can eat safely & trying to stick with healthy foods. My child with autism keeps begging me to lose weight so I won't die. :( How about that for a reality check? So I have no choice but to do this.

I won't lie, I'm very scared regarding the surgery. I'm scared if I will feel a lot of pain, if I end up with a blood clot, if I can't cope with my lifestyle change. What will I do as I'm an emotional eater? How will it feel cooking for my family when I can't eat (I'm thinking liquid diet here, let alone post surgery!) ? Are these normal fears? Am I even too old to do this?? I'm in my early 50's. I've also wondered "why didn't I do this sooner" as I see pics of people on this site who have had the surgery done. Will I have regrets for any reason?

Guess that about sums me up! :wacko: If anyone has any advice, please share it with me!

~ Peace[/quote']

Well I think. We are all scared. At some point but for me it was the thought of dying in bed next to my kids. I was like. U I lost. That hundred. Pounds. On ww gained. It back u need to pray. About it u will b fine. U can rock the sleave"!!! Welcome to the site

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