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Ruth

Feeling more than a bit 'out there'

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Hi, I've had a weight problem since forever, at least my teens, no earlier. I'm now 54. I've decided to get the 'sleeve' process done and I've had an initial consultation (4weeks ago) and been assessed as suitable (172kgs, bmi 55) and see the specialist at the end of May. The GP, who did the assessment said I should lose at least 10kgs before the operation. I'm going with 2 replacement meals and dinner and not finding it too hard (lost nearly 8kgs). I think that is mainly because I want the operation to go ahead and be a success. Support in my family is a bit mixed, mum's onside now she's read all the information from the specialist, one sister very positive and one not so much. Talking about food, emotional eating, pain in my knees and ankles due to long term obesity and all seems very hard but healthier than maintaining a 'cone of silence'. I'm glad and grateful there is this support site. I appreciate reading other people's stories at different places in their journey. 

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Better late than never!  I'm an 'oldie' but I either would have been dead or huge if I hadn't had this done.  Some days are bit hard to get through but feeling healthy and able to walk (no more sore knees) is great.  

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Welcome Ruth,

I was 57 when I had my sleeve operation last year. Like you, and like most people on this site, I had been overweight since my teens but my weight had only spiralled out of control in the last few years as my health deteriorated. I can't begin to adequately describe how much more energy and confidence I now have, having lost 46 kg since last May. Making the decision to have WLS would not have been easy for you and I am very pleased that you have your mother and your sister on side for this. Hopefully your other sister will come around. Best wishes.

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Us older ones all have a similar story - "Battle of the Bulge" since puberty.  I also have numerous health problems.  I was sleeved at the age of 51 - no regrets!!!  

You are doing super well on the replacement meals!  You'll blitz that 10 kg pre-op weight loss goal - yay!

Start a blog, and you can post your updates.  Also remember to take bodily measurements and photos.

All the best!

:) 

 

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