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Hello and welcome!
I was sleeved almost 5 years ago at the age of 61!
Before having the procedure, I researched the different surgeons in my area and read everything about them and the programs.
In MY opinion it is VERY important to go to a place that offers an ENTIRE program since there is more to weight loss surgery than just the surgery itself.
I lost 90 lbs. which is a bit less than I hoped for and have since regained between 10-15 lbs. which I am working hard to take off.
Please know that there weight loss surgery is NOT a quick fix.
It takes lots of dedication and hard work and a lifetime of changes.
Yes, you will lose weight without a doubt, but if you fall back into your bad habits, you WILL gain the weight back and possibly more.
I felt VERY comfortable and safe having this surgery.
My health was going down hill….high blood pressure, uncontrollable triglycerides, sore joints, pre-diabetic…
All of these conditions resolved after losing weight.
So yes, I am HAPPY each day that I did the surgery and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Again, I suggest you do your research and join a variety of support groups to talk to those who are in the process of preparing for surgery, has had surgery recently and who are years out.
Best of luck!!!

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Gradma R , I had a gastric bypass done in 1990. This was one of the first procedures they were doing . Now 30 years later, and I tried to eat healthy, work out and all the above . One thing is what kind of genes you have , If you have good genes, we'll thats a plus . Next after the surgery, keep a routine , have your labs done every 4 to 6 months . Get a bike ,or walk, every day. Some days I wish I never took the easy way out . I was 25 ,290 pounds,I still cant eat a full plate of food .I cant go # 2 more than 2 times a week .I keep up with my Dr every chance I can .The main idea is to eat the rite foods so you keep the muscle up in your body and don't shrivel up . Keep an eye on your iron . Well I could go on and on , good luck to ya research the Dr. ask questions .
Good Luck
Glass guy

How much did you lose? Did you keep it off? I’m 69 and thinking about having the surgery. I just had hernia surgery a few days ago. I’ve had three doctors tell me if I don’t lose weight I’m going to die. I don’t eat because I’m hungry. I eat because it taste good. I have all the same problems you had. I also had a heart ablation last year. I don’t do surgeries well. Any advice you could give me would be highly appreciated.

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