age 45-54 + Sleeve Gastrectomy

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45 Yr Old RN, Blended Family, Ready to Change

Hi everyone! My name is Laura Mae and I'm a cardiothoracic nurse (heart, lungs and chest surgeries). I've always struggled with my weight - only skinny when I was a little kid, always the "chubby but funny" friend. Managed to stay Ok until I hit 30, had a baby, hubby did a few tours in Iraq,... READ MORE

23. Obesed. 250. PCOS and Sleep Apnea. VSG.

-BMI 39 -5.7 -250 -United Healthcare -Requirements 6 month diet nonconsecutive within the last 2 years Mental Evaluation EGD Medical Clearance And informational meeting -Sounds like a lot but honestly it hasn't been - I'm nervous I've been dealing with my weight since I was an adolescent (I... READ MORE

Here We Go!

I have been stalking people on this and other bariatric surgery websites for a little over a year now. I am finally at a point where enough is enough and scheduled the surgery for February 7, 2017. I am 46, high weight 352.6 and I'm 5'8" tall. I have been curvy all my life, but never weighed... READ MORE

Soon to Be Sleeved - Mexico

In a few day on November 23, 2016 i will have the single incision Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am so excited and looking forward to it, I can barely wait! I am 49 years weight 223 lbs as of this morning, my highest weight was 242 lbs. and my lowest as an adult was 145lbs before i got pregnant with my... READ MORE

46 Years Old and Just Plain Tired of Being FAT

I have been a member since April of last year and found this site useful as reading others experiences. I felt that it was necessary to give an update and to explain why it is taken me a year to get to my surgery schedule date. First - I had to go through 6 months of nutrition counseling,... READ MORE

51years Old; Tired of Battling Weight for Most of my Life!

So I had been considering a gastric sleeve for several years, but insurance wouldn't cover the cost because my BMI is not high enough. The total cost would be around $14,000 which is more than I can afford to spend. After doing some investigating online I decided Tijuana was my best choice. I... READ MORE

51 and Ready for a Change - Flint, MI

Since the birth of my daughter 25 years ago I have been overweight, but I have always been a very positive person and I believe you should love yourself no matter what the outside package is. I have always tried to remain trendy with clothing and active. But l need to make a change not for... READ MORE

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - BMI 31.7 and 46 Years Old - Tijuana, MX

I have struggled to lose weight for years. I would lose and then gain it all back but for the last 10+ years I was never able to get beyond 130 lbs. (I'm 4'10"). At my height that is still considered overweight. My highest weight was up to 157.5lbs but where I would stay most of the time was... READ MORE

At 49, Was Tired of Yo-yo Dieting That Got Me No Where - Woodbridge, VA

I had originally looked at gastric sleeve surgery 3 years before I actually went through with it. My doctor had thought that since I had success in the past with phentermine, she would put me back on it. While I lost almost 50 lbs, it soon came back on and with it along came some irregular... READ MORE

50 Y.o. Shopping List of Health Issues Gets Sleeved! - Reston, VA

Hello everyone, I have been stalking this site for about 2 years. I decided enough was enough! My life was beginning to flash before my eyes. Its like being in a long tube unable to grip onto the side. I was living in denial. And it wasnt that river over in Egypt! I faced my fears! My... READ MORE

READY FOR A CHANGE - Gastric Sleeve - Birmingham, AL

I am dealing with a lot of health issues and have been dealing with weight my entire life. I've tried every weight loss program, diet pill, fad diet there is and nothing has been successful. I am now turning 50 this year and I refuse to go one more year feeling and looking like a blob. I am... READ MORE

47 and Tired of the Roller Coaster. Port Macquarie, AU

I'm 99kgs at the moment and have struggled with my weight since my first child 22years ago. Im wanting to have the gastric sleeve surgery and have joined a health fund specifically to do this surgery and help cover costs. I have to wait 12months to be covered but that's ok, more time to research... READ MORE

48 Year Old Finally Getting Back to Healthy Happy Weight

Just had surgery on May 31, 2016. Will update very soon. I just got to 5 weeks post-op today and I'm down 22 lbs. I started at 222 and, as of 2 days ago, I weigh 200 lbs. I am 5'6" tall. I had this surgery after a friend of mine had it 6 months earlier (I didn't know she had the surgery... READ MORE

Can't Wait to Be on the Other Side

I've read and read and read the reviews on this site and I've finally decided it's my turn. In four days I'll be having a gastric sleeve. I'm excited yet nervous. 50yo woman needs this for health reasons. High blood pressure, heart palpitations, Gerd to name a few. And ultimately i need... READ MORE

45 Yrs Old 5'11" 356 Lb Waist 52 Inch Shirt Size 3xl - Orange County, CA

Looking forward to start my weigh loss journey . My objective is to loose 120 lb and get back my mobility, eliminate joints and knee pain, get back into activity and sports. I have suffering with this excess weight since 2010 . I have been big all my life but that to that level. My pre op... READ MORE

Jumping the hoops for Gastric Sleeve surgery. I could really use some support/advice. - Slidell, LA

I am a 47 year old married mother of 2 boys. One is grown and the other is 13. I formerly had the lap band and did well. I lost 80-100 pounds. I had major trouble (multiple infections and slippage of the band) I finally had to have the entire system removed after the 3rd infection. I was... READ MORE

Scared, Happy , & Nervous. All Balled Up in One - Wesley Chapel, FL

I'm a 49 year old mother and grandmother that has struggled with my weight for most of my live. I tried every diet you could think of. On October 31,2015 I suffered a heart attack. And everything went down hill after that. Now I'm 233 lbs have been diagnosed as borderline diabetic and the last... READ MORE

Turning 50 and Want To Be FIT!!!! - Mexico, MX

Hi all, My surgery is scheduled for March 26, 2016 in Tijuana, Mexico. I do not have a supportive family so I am doing this journey alone. That's a big part of why I joined this on-line support group. ;) I have done tons of research and the one thing I can conclude is that everyone responds... READ MORE

50 Years Old and Taking my Life Back! - Spain

Tomorrow is the big day. I am getting sleeved in Alicante, Spain. Of course I am scared, but also very very exited. All the other reviews are great help and very encouraging and have given me an idea of what to aspect . I will keep posting every few days! Wish me luck! I am a mother of 2 teens... READ MORE

45-year-old, Multiple Comorbitities, Insurance Denied - Mexico

After spending $2000 out of pocket, jumping through insurance hoops, then getting denied, I looked I to having the sleeve surgery in Mexico. Best decision of my life! My surgeon, Dr. Valenzuela (aka Dr. V) was the best. I chose her because she has performed over 2500 procedures & has a... READ MORE

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