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I'm 60. Anyone else over 50 doing RNY?



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2 hours ago, Kathy Kauffman said:

I am 66. Sleeve surgery 11/15/18. Lost over 100 lbs so far.

That is crazy did you start above 400?

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That's insane how is it possible to lose 100lbs in under 90 days please tell me your secrets??

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You wouldn’t want any part of my path! It was a very unhappy time. I hear my situation was not the normal of most. During the sleeve surgery, it was discovered I had an extremely large hiatal hernia. ( now I knew I had one from during the tests prior) But I didn’t know how large it was. So surgery was done at that time.. I was told by hospital staff that it was the worst stomach surgery to have! Then, I went home as usual, until 2 days later I was hospitalized for dehydration and much to the hospitals surprise very low blood count.. Hospitalized again for both. Required several units of blood along with fluids. I spent a lot of November in the hospital. They told me, my particular case would be a review study. Lucky me!
Returned home , very weak, eating very little and November 30th wound up with Cellulitis in both legs. Another hospitalization.. insane ?you are right!Today, almost 3 months out, I still have eating issues. My doctor feels it could be my personal situation with my abdomen and healing. While I am thrilled that much is off my body, I remain weak, want to be stronger and pray I stay out of the hospital!

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Well say Hi to another, I had my RnY September 5th, 2 weeks in I started saying "Something is Wrong", they discounted me at first, I was impatient, I should know I was still swollen inside, my surgeon had said I could progress to Stage 3 foods, every time I tried. it came right back up, only could handle broths in and other fluids, even choked a few times on applesauce with my meds ground up. Finally, I suspect to shut me up, they scheduled an Endoscopy on October 12th, well Surprise Surprise I had a stoma stricture, that's why nothing was getting through, plus I had multiple ulcerations in my jejunem, and I grabbed a hold of that Tornado's Tail and I'm still riding it. Multiple endoscopies, still strictured, they have tried twice to dialate it but it kept tightening back up, end of November, November 28th in fact, I was not digesting my p.o. Protein, malnourished, dehydrated, and my happy hoo-hah and me got to be a return guest of the Bariatric and Gastrointestinal floor 10 Doan for 6 days, fed by IV the whole time, on November 28th a PICC line was installed, TPN was started and I am still on it 2+ months later, 12 hour feedings, 12 hours off every day. I have graduated to 1 token pureed meal a day, odd days a Protein Shake, even days homemade pureed Soup with extra protein added, this month instead of strainining out veggies I can pureed them into it, but bulk of nutrition is TPN stills Lost 3 pounds mid- December to mid- January, must have been close to a stall because if Doctors scales are correct I dropped 8,3 pounds January 16th to 25th, so although my weight is dropping a lot slower than the beginning, it still decreases, down over a 100 pounds from my life highest weight in October 2017, maybe 50+ s8nce surgery, so that's a lot better than I expected. Starting to resemble 2 of my dead relatives, don't recognize ME anymore but am going to keep hanging around and losing until I find out WHO I AM inside. Might take a year to 18 months to reach my goal, but now I know I will live long enough to do it! March 2020 I am going to be dy-no- mite, just wait and see!👙😛👚👖

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I am almost 57 and was sleeved 12/20

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And you seem to be doing pretty well from your postings. I love it when things fall into place so efficiently. May it continue,to go that way!

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63 here. 3 weeks post op bypass. Had a little hiccup with a DVT in one leg, but didn't slow me down. I am sooooo excited to get my life back - ride my mule, hike long distances, get down on the floor with my grandkids! (And get up again!)

Funny that some of the professionals I saw pre-op had the same question: "Why do you want to get this now?" Like I'm ready to die or something, I have a good 30 years left and I want them to be the best they can be - not crippled from arthritis and sitting in a wheelchair! Why NOT now???

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I'm 59 and am doing bypass to ensure that I have golden years that I can enjoy!

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Hello! I am 12 weeks out from revision to bypass! I am at the regret stage, I have been sick since I had the bypass. I go in tomorrow for and EDG to see if i have an Ulcer. I started out 222, now i am at 178.7. Please lift me up in prayer,🙏 that my body heals.

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I’m 59 yrs old. I had RNY six months ago and I’m 71 lbs down. My DH is 64 and had it done this past spring. He’s down over 100 lbs. We’re both doing very well with no unexpected issues.

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Hi Pam, I will be 60 years old in March, had a revision from sleeve to bypass on February 17 due to GERD.. don't have much to report in terms of weight loss ...doctors' focus is for me to heal without complications and I am doing well... not much pain, went back to work within a week of surgery. I suggest you focus on being healthy and forget about the age.... just a number :)

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