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Any folks here over 65 and had gastric sleeve? I am booked for Jan 14

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Close, I had it at age 55 and I highly recommend it.

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Jonni, I beat you by a few years - I was 67 when I had sleeve surgery last July. I was fortunate in that I had no pain or nausea, and had no trouble tolerating foods at the different stages. I retired in 2018, and didn’t want to spend my retirement years struggling with weight, yo-yo-ing etc. I was self pay, because my BMI was too low for insurance, but there are no regrets so far! Good luck on the 14th.

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Thank you for the encouragement!
I am actually 67 and still working. I will pray for results like yours!

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I'm 58; I was sleeved Oct 6, 2020. I also highly recommend it! We are never too old to reach our goals, IMHO. 😉

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8 hours ago, Elidh said:

Jonni, I beat you by a few years - I was 67 when I had sleeve surgery last July. I was fortunate in that I had no pain or nausea, and had no trouble tolerating foods at the different stages. I retired in 2018, and didn’t want to spend my retirement years struggling with weight, yo-yo-ing etc. I was self pay, because my BMI was too low for insurance, but there are no regrets so far! Good luck on the 14th.

Jonni, I am 68, also retired, and just beginning this journey, too. I am on Medicare, and must go through several months of different types of counseling prior to receiving a surgery date. Like Elidh, I realized I wanted to improve my health to enjoy those retirement years. Some days I think about the foods I will eliminating from my diet; and then I realize, it's the very foods that have lead me to this point of overweight-ness, and which is more important to me - those foods OR my health, for heavens sake?!?

Good luck with your procedure; look forward to following your positive progress!

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Jonni, I am 68, also retired, and just beginning this journey, too. I am on Medicare, and must go through several months of different types of counseling prior to receiving a surgery date. Like Elidh, I realized I wanted to improve my health to enjoy those retirement years. Some days I think about the foods I will eliminating from my diet; and then I realize, it's the very foods that have lead me to this point of overweight-ness, and which is more important to me - those foods OR my health, for heavens sake?!?
Good luck with your procedure; look forward to following your positive progress!
I will be 60 this spring! Started the process and hopefully a June/July surgery date. I am like many of you...want to be healthy and get off as many diabetic medications as I can....here's to us in 2021!

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Thanks for your response!

Yes That is why I am doing this. Diabetes is destroying my kidneys.

Counting down the days now. Preposterous diet is a doozie!

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