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I was fifty two almost fifty three when I had my sleeve. I am now fours years out. I lost 100 pounds and have kept it off. I walk five days a week at least in the summer and try to walk or dance or just move in the winter. I usually do al least three days a week in winter. I am starting to have some health issue. I have arthritis in my hips and have the very beginning of heart disease,mild changes , but I don’t have to treat it yet. I also have some bone thing. These are all wait and watch things and they don’t affect me,other than the arthritis, which causes constant discomfort that I ignore.

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Hello Everyone. I'm a newbie but on my way to gastric sleeve surgery 8/29/19. I just turned 60 and gave this surgery to myself as a gift. I know it's one of many tools and I'll have to really put the work in. I'm thankful for this site and forums to touch base with others who know how I feel. Best wishes to all on this journey. I'm sure I will be asking many questions.
Great success!

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Thank you so much Morebetge100! I'm going to do my best.

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There can be a few extra challenges to weight loss surgery later in life. It would be nice to support each other on the journey.

I turned 67 right before my sleeve surgery. Along the pre - op journey of six months I had two heart stents put in and did very well. Two of my daughters had the sleeve surgery and encouraged me to get it done. I have been overweight most of my life and was now having back and knee pain. I was excited to be approved and had my surgery on 8/28/19 . Things went good till my blood pressure bottomed out , so my surgeon went back in to look for a leak. Whatever was going on he fixed it and after five days in hospital , I am home and doing great. I don't regret any of my process. I am at 4 weeks today and now have hit a stall for a week but I know I am still on track and the stall will end.

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52 had it done 9 weeks ago - Feel better at 52 then i did Form 45-51.99999 May have something to do with being 350 pounds then

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9 hours ago, AJ Tylo said:

52 had it done 9 weeks ago - Feel better at 52 then i did Form 45-51.99999 May have something to do with being 350 pounds then

how much weight have you lost since your surgery?

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Hi all. I’m 55 and will be getting VSG on 10/15/19.

I start pre op diet on Tuesday.

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I'm happy to have this over 50 group. I'm 61 years old, scheduled for sleeve 11/7/19 surgery, going alone, no one knows except my daughter who just had sleeve surgery and having a very difficult time. I'm getting cold feet, feeling alone and did I mention I have HIV and can't find anyone else with HIV willing to share their experiences. Help!

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Hi. I’m 67 and finally got my surgery date. December 23rd. Whoop! I’m excited and nervous. Some may think I’m too old but as I told my dr yesterday - I’m not dead yet!!

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I had my VSG surgery last October at the age 62. Best decision of my life! I wish I've done it earlier. All my medical issues are gone. Good luck to all of you with your surgeries.

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I am 65, and just had the sleeve on Tuesday, Sept 24. Finding it hard to get all the Water in, and need to go shopping for som of the clear type of Protein Drinks. I never thought I could be sick of chocolate- but I really do not look forward to another one, and I have bottles and powders of chocolate shakes! Lol. 😃

Waking has been hard, cause I just so tired, and the incisions still hurt, but I am walking, just not enough!

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On 8/7/2019 at 4:00 PM, Lainie-lou said:

There can be a few extra challenges to weight loss surgery later in life. It would be nice to support each other on the journey.

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There is a group of those over 65 that have had the surgery. I had mine at 72 almost 73. I'm hoping the knees hurt less and that I get off the c-pap machine. No issues so far, I'm 2 months out. I'm just a bit impatient with the stalls. Mobility has improved and energy has also improved.

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