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I was just told today that surgeons don't recommend gastric bypass to younger people because you have a longer lifespan of not getting enough nutrients (contraindicated for long-term risk and permanency), and it has a devastating impact when you are older. I have noticed that pretty much everyone I've met or talked to that had gastric is 40's or later. Anyone here in their 20's like me?

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Hi! I am 29 and planning to get gastric bypass surgery. I started the process to get the sleeve, but was diagnosed with Barrett esophagus after an endoscopy and am therefore not eligible for the sleeve anymore.

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My coworker who was my real-life WLS inspiration had bypass when she was 21 or 22. I'm 31 and had mine a few months ago. I think there are plenty of people who get bypass in their 20s!

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Ijust took your name in vain on another thread, sorry Louise, and glad to meet you÷

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Im 25! turning 26 on dec 26th! Bypass in December. My surgeon said he most successful patients are on the younger side because... well you know

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I'm 35 next year when i get my surgery

(but mentally feel 25 lol age is but a state of mind)

i wish i knew about this 10yrs earlier!!!!

My life would be so much different....

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I posted you guys a nice post, it flew off somewhere into the ether, oh well NBT, NBD. @Gym and Tonic, I share your birthday, a big difference, I will be 73, RedHeaded, still kicking, still a FORCE to Contend with, and an 11 week old bypasser. My surgery date was September 5, 2018, a few blips and a roadblock or 2, but Honey I will still make it to that finish line with all you Kids. Drop me a post anytime you want to talk, I discuss most everything but I listen too!

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=p I forgot I made this post and didn't get notifications! Ugh! I had my bypass on the 1st! Developed an ulcer so dealing with that, but I'm doing alright. 22lbs down!

My 30th birthday is this Saturday so I'm going to age myself out of my own thread! lol!

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