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I can honestly say I’ve never felt better. You leave the old habits and build new ones! I was never nervous about the surgery, I was more nervous about being successful. Trust the process it WORKS!

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4 hours ago, wendy4energyrenewal said:

Do any of you have this complication as well?

I have Fibromyalgia and it has not changed because of weight loss. The surgeon told me this.

I had zero pain when I woke up from the surgery but was a little tender in my stomach area. I take 8 Co-codamol a day when the pain is fierce and a 10mg Amitriptyline every night to help me relax. My new tiny stomach was very swollen and I couldn't take the pills for about 4 weeks. I had some morphine Patches from my doctor but it wasn't severe enough to be an issue after week 1.

I take 2 tablets for GERD a day, These have to be taken separately from my pain meds because of absorption issues.

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@summerseeker, that's a bit discouraging to hear that your Fibromyalgia did not change with the weight loss. One of my doctors said he has a couple of patients, and their Fibro was reversed, which is what I'm hoping for (but not banking on!). I hope I'm able to take my medicine. I've run out before, and Fibro pain without meds was not fun!

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On 4/13/2024 at 6:35 PM, wendy4energyrenewal said:

@summerseeker, that's a bit discouraging to hear that your Fibromyalgia did not change with the weight loss. One of my doctors said he has a couple of patients, and their Fibro was reversed, which is what I'm hoping for (but not banking on!). I hope I'm able to take my medicine. I've run out before, and Fibro pain without meds was not fun!

Isn't that strange how Doctors can differ. He told me straight that it wouldn't do a thing for it. Over here trying to find one who knows what it is, can be a full time job. A few have just looked at me in disgust and as much as said there is no such condition. It took me 11 years to get the diagnosis, I thought I was going mad.

My biggest problem is sleeping. What ever part of me that I lie on hurts and I wake and need to turn, again and again. As soon as I could I crushed the tablets up and got them down me that way. Geez they are vile crushed. Good luck going forward, let me know how you get on

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I am almost 60, but I had my roux-en-y back in 2000 when I was much younger. I wish I had some wisdom for you, I'm here in search of my own.....lol

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I had my VSG at 49.5, and then plastics just a couple weeks before I turned 51. I don’t feel like my age affected my healing. I took 3 weeks off work after each surgery, but both times felt like I could have gone back after 2. I attribute this to starting to be active as soon as I could after surgery (lightly active, no strenuous exercise). I walked a slow, gentle mile the day after my MMO surgery.

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I had a gastric bypass around 11 months ago. I turned 69 in January, which means I'm in my 70th year. I had no issues with the surgery or recovery. My eating habits are curbed by what I can tolerate and I now go to the gym 4 times a week, most of the time with a very good trainer. It's been a long time since I've felt this good-- sure, there are trade-offs but to me, totally worth it especially compared to where I was pre-surgery. The biggest issue for me has been building muscle mass.

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I had a revision to rny in my sixties in 2021, It went so smooth and still going smooth. Really was the best thing that I've ever done for my health.

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I had my bypass a week before my 51st birthday. I am 4 weeks post op now and I can honestly say everything has gone text book.

Did my tender age of 23 make a difference, I believe so because I am at that stage in life where I can just focus on me, and everyone else is able to look after themselves.

I was one of the lucky ones as I had no pain afterwards, just a tiny bit of discomfort in my left side but not enough to warrant taking any pain meds. And I was expecting to feel like I had undergone 12 rounds with Muhammad Ali after being stabbed 6 times and my stomach cut apart. But maybe I have a higher pain threshold than most, I really don't know.

Ok I will stop rambling now as i dont want to tempt fate. All the best

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On 03/09/2024 at 18:07, pamela said:

Hi! I am 51 and having a revision from lap band to RNY on April 3. I’d like to hear from someone my age or older… how did your surgery go? Do you think age makes a difference?

Hey!! I also live in H Town!!

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52 and just completed conversion from band to rny. No real pain after but i tire easy. I have been pushing myself to walk garden and other things to get stronger and back to work . But after i do too much all i want to do is sleep the next day. Not like me at all. When get bored i read, learn stuff and spend time out doors. Today i binge watched tv. Surgery was 5/10, im down 10lbs since surgery day. How long till you all felt ‘normal’. Or do i just have to ignore it and keep pushing?

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Your body is healing & the tiredness & lethargy as a result is very common. If your body wants you to rest or nap, do rest or nap. It takes about 8 weeks to fully heal from the surgery but you will notice slow improvements in regards to how tired you are as the weeks pass. You may find there are times in the future while you are losing you experience drops in energy. This too is pretty common & again be a bit easy on yourself & your energy levels will rise again when your body is ready.

I often wish I could still justify an afternoon nana nap. LOL!

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On 4/14/2024 at 6:35 PM, summerseeker said:

Isn't that strange how Doctors can differ. He told me straight that it wouldn't do a thing for it. Over here trying to find one who knows what it is, can be a full time job. A few have just looked at me in disgust and as much as said there is no such condition. It took me 11 years to get the diagnosis, I thought I was going mad.

My biggest problem is sleeping. What ever part of me that I lie on hurts and I wake and need to turn, again and again. As soon as I could I crushed the tablets up and got them down me that way. Geez they are vile crushed. Good luck going forward, let me know how you get on

If its any consultation, I don't have fibromyalgia and it hurt sleeping too - not as much fat padding! Having fibromyalgia must make it horrendously painful for you. I'm sorry to those who suffer with this disease.

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I was 55 when I had my RNY in April 2024. I’m still losing and did not have any issues or pain.

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