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Hello!

I am posting to see if anyone got their surgery in their 20s and what their experience was like? I am 19 years old (turning 20 in July), and getting my gastric sleeve on June 21st. I was wondering if anyone my age who has had the gastric sleeve would be open to sharing their story with me, since I know each age group experiences different side affects and symptoms:)

Thanks in advance!

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I had my surgery 6 months ago at 25 years old! I think this thread could be very helpful as every age range has different struggles!

I thought because I was young and active I’d be up and exercising within days after surgery. Unfortunately, I was wrong and the anesthesia hit me hard!! I was nauseous and exhausted for 2-3 days post op and only tolerating 2 20 minute walks by one week. I used my nausea and pain meds around the clock for at least the first week and as needed there after. It was definitely a bigger adjustment than I had thought, so I was happy to have my family to support me through it. I also connected with a therapist pre op to have them as a support throughout the process. It’s hard to find people to relate to in their 20s who’ve had the surgery so therapy has definitely been helpful for me. I’m happy to elaborate on anything or answer any questions!

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I am so glad someone started this topic. I am 28 and just got the sleeve a month ago.

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I'm 25 and had my surgery 20 days ago, all well untill now had no real issues and I'm well into recovery but still very scared of any possible leaks (even though I have no real reason to be scared of), my sis 27 had the surgery with me as well, she too is doing good

I think a lot of things are in play here, drinking or smoking?? And health conditions like diabetes, thyroid or any health conditions but if there are none most probably the surgery and recovery will go okay

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