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My prayers are with everyone. Stick to the plan...

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Good luck! I had RNY at 47 and it made me feel like I was in my 20’s again. You may not feel like your 20’s but your energy level will most likely shoot us and quality of life will probably dramatically change.

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:151_person_with_pouting_face:I'm glad to hear you have had success after 60. I am 56 and had my surgery about 12 years ago. Physically I feel find. but the emotional stuff I went through was ALOT.

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I wish I had someone that had YEARS out before I got the surgery. Although It helped me in a multitude of ways it also hindered me in a lot of reasons. I think they should of had way more in the way of mental health.

Their checkup before surgery was a joke...they did not prepare you in any way of what you would be going through mentally.

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Good Morning, I kind of knew what I would go through. Three of my family members have had surgery. I have probably lost about 60 pounds so far. I am moving along a lot slower than my girls.I truly believe my stomach is larger than an egg! I had gastric bypass "laparoscopic".I am grateful that my diabetics and blood pressure have been under control. I do find myself getting very sad about muscle loss.I have extreme back issues that limit my ability to exercise.I can already see the loss of breast. lol "I never had big ones" but now forget what I"m thinking.
So I find myself getting very weirded out about my body.I'm sure my insurance won't cover any procedures, other people, don;t understand . They think it is better than being fat.

O well, I have to get off the pity pot and be grateful for all the blessing that has come along with the surgery. I'll just tuck it in" literally"lol and move forward.

Have a wonderful day

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On March 26 I will be having gastric bypass surgery at 77 years young. Over 10 years ago had a lapband after having problems it was removed. Looking forward to my surgery! They told me a man of 79 had gastric bypass who turned 80 the month after and was doing a wonderful job.

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On 12/22/2019 at 9:40 PM, Too old to lose? said:

My MD has told me I should had gastric bypass surgery. I am 65 years old and am wanting to know if there are others that have had this procedure done at this age or older and how it has gone for them? Thank you.

I am 66 and I’m getting it done March 30 I guess we will find out.

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I was 61 when I had RNY in 2018. Lost 100 lbs and now on maintenance. No problems so far other then loose skin and flat boobies 😂. Skin doesn’t bounce back like it use too! Hard on your face and neck as well, not complaining but I definitely feel I look older then when I had a fuller face! I’m hoping my older brother will do it as well... so unhealthy as you get older to carry all that weight........good luck!

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My wife and I were both sleeved in early December and we're both 66. Glad we did it together as it makes meals easier. I'm down 50 pounds and am happy for better health and quality of life. Also my 50th high school reunion is this summer. 😬😉

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