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Good question. I'm 52. I don't feel too old for the surgery since it's never too late to change your life. However, I have noticed that most youtubers are really young, comfort with social media made be a factor, there. I also read that some of the surgeons say that age is one of the determining factors in results. How are you fairing 50+ers. Have your results been as expected? Have any of you reached normal BMI?

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On ‎12‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 8:28 PM, tratra4u said:

I am 48 and had my sleeve bypass on 12-11 It is so far the best thing I have ever done in my life, I have been vary lucky and have had no problems. The reason I made this choice is because of all of the pain I have in my legs and feet. I had a stroke 4 yrs ago. Then 4 month later I had accepted meningitis was in a coma for a week, I have chronic lyme disease and then got Gillian berriet syndrome so over 4 yrs I gained 179 lbs I almost lost my life. I now have 2 grandsons 2 and 3 and I cant even move without major pain. I feel this will get me my life back and give me the chance to live. I think age has nothing to do with wanting to feel good about yourself, 50 is the new 30. Take the chance to be healthy. I have already lost 19 lbs and can't wait yo continue to get healthy. Let me know how things go for you. Get excited to start your life again.

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We have the same surgery date! I am 52 yrs old. I feel like 40! this surgery has lifted me so high, emotionally, spiritually! You are never too old!

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I am 49 and hoping to get my surgery date soon. I’m a super slow at weight loss, so I’m worried I’m going to get frustrated after surgery if I lose slow.

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I’m 58 having the sleeve 2/13 Dr said I’m health. So, age is nothing. I just need my body back. You’ll be fine.

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Age takes 3rd Place, behind Confidence and Commitment in importance. If you know you can, you surely will do good. My own recovery has not been perfect, nut I would never go back to before. I have now been granted the time and opportunity to get well, I was running out of time before. If I could have looked ahead I might not chose exactly this path, but it is still a good road to travel on, daily I'm getting better, I have my hopes and dreams just like every RnY and Sleeve and the others, to live a healthier, thinner, fitter life, so what if my transit time is longer?, I will still get to victory lane. I was built after WWII when people were made of strong steel, not fiberglass or plastic, I was created in God's Image & fashioned for endurance. I am IN IT to WIN IT, I shall still claim my share of victories. Yesterday was my 5 month Surgiversity, spent it in another hospital , Mount Carmel East, having testing run on another section of my 73 year old body. How did I do? Who knows? They never tell you anything, technician said because I was so compliant he got lovely images to pass to my Cardiologist. Okaybee, I guess that is a good thing in the long run. You'll see me chug- chugging along, look for someone with a red'gold thin pixie haircut, loose sweats and rubber tubing hanging out my left upper arm, there can't be more than one of me out there! If you wave---- I'll surely wave back!

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I'm 52 and I am so happy with my decision.... Yes I wish I'd made it the first time I started inquiring about it. Well actually I take that back...when I first started looking into it the sleeve wasn't around... But still and all I don't think age should deter a person because at least they will be happier and healthier

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My results based on the expectancy for the time frame since my surgery and the type of procedure is great. I've lost about 85 pounds a fee more but I keep gaining 2-3 back and forth. Getting my focus back on so that I can reach at least 145 by March 20th my ultimate goal is 140

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Im 57 and im for may surgery.. A little scared though i must admit. Scared about loosing too much Lbs. Im 215 and i dont want to go under 275 because everuthing will fall on me, starting with my hair....but im a yoyo dieter and im tired of it. sleep apnea, hypertention, feet n knee arthritis. I really want to be healthy n pain free be able to play with my grand son n see him go to college. It is never too old to get sleeved. Good luck.

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