Hello, I have just started the process towards gastric sleeve. I live in Massachusetts I’m 48 years old and I’m excited (and nervous) about the surgery. No date yet. I have had a few support group meetings a few nutrition appointments and am due soon to meet with the surgeon. I have a congenital heart defect so I will be meeting with my cardiologist for the all clear also. I’ve loaded up my amazon cart with ideas like any newbie would and I pair down before I actually order or I think my husband will faint! I’m glad to find some extra support here. My family is lovely and means well but my husband is athletic as well as my 3 kids. I’m the one who sat on the sidelines for years and to be honest they don’t quite get it. I’m looking forward to getting in the mix and living a long and healthy life.