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Old 02-08-2009, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im seriously considering bypass surgery and want to know if i am too old at 57 to do it??
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the board, thank you for joining us.
((((((HUGS))))) May your journey go well.

It's going to depend a lot on your general health as well as age, and on the surgeon.
The oldest person on this board was in the early 60s, so the best thing is to talk it over with the surgeon of your choice.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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3/18/2008 (dieted all my life)
Start Date:
9/30/2008
Surgery Date:
5' 8"
Height:
292 lb
Start Weight:
192 lb
Current Weight:
189 lb
Goal Weight:
100 lb
Weight Loss:
3 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
34.2465753425 %
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2 years
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44.3935986159
BMI Start:
29.1903114187
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28.7342128028
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Hello i was 57 last year when I had my surgery. I have had a very smooth journey so far. The only regret I have is that I did not do it sooner. It has truly changed my life.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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330 lb
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235 lb
Current Weight:
200 lb
Goal Weight:
95 lb
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35 lb
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33.7153061224
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28.693877551
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I think any day can be a new day - talk to your Doctor - good luck to you!!
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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05/30/2008
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5' 1"
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219 lb
Start Weight:
112 lb
Current Weight:
125 lb
Goal Weight:
107 lb
Weight Loss:
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Lb Left to Lose:
48.8584474886 %
% Lost:
05/09
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21.1599032518
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I, too, was 57 at the time of surgery and turned 58 a month later. I was, and stilll am, in very good health. Like dixieladybug said, my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. Check with your doctor, and if he/she gives you the go-ahead, I say GO FOR IT!!! It's the best gift you'll ever give yourself.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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301 lb
Start Weight:
168 lb
Current Weight:
170 lb
Goal Weight:
133 lb
Weight Loss:
-2 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
44.1860465116 %
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45.7618944637
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25.5415224913
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Us >50s had more tests before surgery...cardiac clearance, mammogram, that sort of thing. As soon as those were all clear, so was the surgery.

I was just shy of 51.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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March 1, 2009
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August 6, 2009
Surgery Date:
5' 4"
Height:
306 lb
Start Weight:
178 lb
Current Weight:
140 lb
Goal Weight:
128 lb
Weight Loss:
38 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
41.8300653595 %
% Lost:
July 2012
Goal Date:

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52.5190429688
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30.5502929688
BMI Current:
24.0283203125
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You are definitely NOT too old. I'm going to be 54 in Oct., and I had my first consultation meeting a couple of weeks ago and my doctor told me I was youngin.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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5/6/08
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149 lb
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150 lb
Goal Weight:
176 lb
Weight Loss:
-1 lb
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54.1538461538 %
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21.3769387755
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21.5204081633
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Us >50s had more tests before surgery...cardiac clearance, mammogram, that sort of thing. As soon as those were all clear, so was the surgery.

I was just shy of 51.
i echo judijo - i was 56 when i had my surgery - turned 57 last week. everything went extremely well - SOOOO glad that i had this done! feeling great.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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5' 6"
Height:
289 lb
Start Weight:
148 lb
Current Weight:
160 lb
Goal Weight:
141 lb
Weight Loss:
-12 lb
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48.7889273356 %
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Summer 2010
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23.8852157943
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I certainly hope not, 'cause I'm 62 and just had my first visit with the dietician to begin my 3 month qualifying diet to satisfy the insurance co. The doctor had no problem with my age, told me I should sail thru...of course I still have to have the head doc & the heart doc say OK, but I don't see a problem. I'm active, love my life, want to stick around a few more years without compounding my health problems with obesity. Go for it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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05/15/2008
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Height:
540 lb
Start Weight:
339 lb
Current Weight:
175 lb
Goal Weight:
201 lb
Weight Loss:
164 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
37.2222222222 %
% Lost:
10/28/2010
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
77.4734693878
BMI Start:
48.636122449
BMI Current:
25.1071428571
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
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There is a patient at the university where I go and he is 76 and had his surgery late last year. I think it's more by the health of the person than the age. Best of luck to you in whatever you decide!
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