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I am due a consultation re-By-Pass surgery as soon as possible (me thinks, and hope they will consider me).

Now, I had the Gastric Banding 2007 when I was 17stones. Bad move. I lost weight initially, but found I could not even swallow my saliva.

Because I had it done privately, the NHS refused to help me when I got into difficulty. They did say-the Band had slipped out of position

or had been placed incorrectly. In 2009 they agreed to deflate it- so I have ballooned to 20+stones.

I am now prepared to have this bypass and hope this is the end of the ferris wheel.

I am 73 years old. Too old some may say. But I want to die slim!!

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you aren't the first 70+ year old I've seen on this site! So you're not too old!

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Honestly, I see just as many older people on this site as I do much younger ones. I think we all just want to be slim at any age.

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1 hour ago, june.angell-knowles@talktalk said:

I am 73 years old. Too old some may say. But I want to die slim!!

I totally agree. I am also 73 and having RNY to RNY Revision. On my first visit I asked if I were too old. They said "absolutely no" and my primary care doctor concurs. Good luck!

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I had my revision surgery yesterday. I’m surprised how easily I drink fluids.

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