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Almost 60 and getting sleeve on 4/24/18



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Any other women my age or older on this journey? I'm turning 60 in September. Getting sleeve next week after nearly 6 decades of struggling with weight. Why now (finally)? Trying to keep from crossing the line from "borderline diabetic, borderline this, borderline that" to actually becoming diabetic, etc. Highest weight prior to starting my journey: 308; current weight 286; surgeon says my goal is 170, but I'd be pleased at 200. I'm 5' 10".

On my one-week pre-op fast. Fortunately, my fast includes 7 Protein supplements/day and Clear Liquids. So, for me that's a shake or Soup or bar every two hours. It was tough yesterday (day 1), but feeling better today.

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Nice to meet you, we're in the same life boat! I'll be 59 this summer and got sleeved 7 weeks ago. Also like you, I didn't have any co-morbidities yet, but it was only a matter of time. I've been dieting since I was about 12. Hang in there, the pre-op is tough, but you're tougher!

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And good luck,to both. You young chicks! I can say this because I'm 72 and on my way to a soon RnY,bypass, not worried, not frightened, because I have lived a long time, would have better had I been thinner. Not going to get bogged down in the Coulda- Woulda -Shoulda's of life, what didn't kill me made me stronger and I'm strong enough to go for this. None of us know how many more years we will be granted but it is my intention to live them stronger fitter and thinner than I am today. Join me on this journey ladies, the best is yet to be! 🌈😝

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Hi I’m 69 and was sleeved April 12th with hiatal and umbilical hernia repairs. On clear liquid diet and have lost 6 lbs so far. I have dieted for years with temporary success. My diabetes was not under control despite taking 3 different pills and an injection. My health was getting worse and I wanted to be able to keep up with my 5 little grandchildren.

I was terrified but the surgery was really easy. The pain was like a dull ache and they keep you medicated so you’re really ok. I was walking laps in the ward the same day and released the next. You can do this!

HW 217 SW 207 CW 201 5’4”

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Hi! I am 65 and had my sleeve surgery on December 18th. For me, all the stuff you have to do to get ready for it wore me down more than the actual surgery haha. I did stay one night in the hospital, but was released the next morning. And I did very well. It wasn’t hard or even very painful. And they took out my gallbladder during the surgery because it was full of stones. Don’t be worried. It was very easy, as surgeries go. I did take pain medicine afterward but mostly at night. You will do great.

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Welcome. I was almost 68 when I had my gastric sleeve August 2017, along with gallbladder removal, hiatal hernia repair and regular hernia repair. It wasn't bad, I stayed 2 nights in the hospital. The worst problem was at home sleeping in bed just didn't work. I sleep in a recliner for at least a week. Pain wasn't too bad either.

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I will also be 60 in September and my surgery date is May 16th. I have been thinking about this all my life, well ok since I was 10 and I finally made up my mind to do this and enjoy my life without worry of food controlling me anymore. We are strong, and have a lot of life to live and we have got this! Good luck and keep in touch all of you :778_heartbeat:

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I am 55 and was sleeved on 03/26. I had plenty of class/surgery mates that were 60 and beyond. So, it is not unusual to have this done later in life.

Like most people here, my only complaint is that I did not get it done sooner.

Good luck!

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Had surgery at noon today. Nauseous. Otherwise [emoji106]


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Congrats and happy healing!!!

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Congrats and best wishes for a quick recovery!

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Get to go home soon. 24 hrs after surgery. The pants I came in with that were nearly falling off are now almost too tight fm all the IV fluids. Go figure!

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1 minute ago, Vicki@60 said:

Get to go home soon. 24 hrs after surgery. The pants I can in with that were nearly falling off are not almost too tight fm all the IV fluids. Go figure!

Glad your surgery is done. Hope you heal quickly!

The pants are no surprise, they fill you with fluids to the bursting point! Please don't get on the scale for a week - it's not pretty!

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Feeling pretty good yesterday and today. Yesterday, I only had one dose of pain meds versus the four doses the day before. Incision pain is the biggest discomfort, especially at the site where they removed the stomach. So I am normal--so happy to read from others that this is typical. I actually got in 66 g of Protein in yesterday! They told me at my weight loss clinic that my goal should be 80-90 because I am tall (5' 10"). Adding scoops of Protein Powder wherever I can! Got on scale this morning, am 3 pounds below my day-of-surgery weight at post-surgery day 5. Peed out the rest of the 12 lbs of IV fluids yesterday and last night, I guess! No poo but enough gas. Taking it easy and letting my supportive family wait on me! I wouldn't want to over-do and set back my healing--heaven forbid!! (It sure is fun to order people around--er, I mean, ask them for favors.) I folded clothes that my son lugged over to me in the laundry basket, put them away, even baked some banana bread yesterday for my family. It does feel good to move around. Hoping for a small walk outside this afternoon. Being mindful, and listening to my body.


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Glad to hear you're doing so well!

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