18 Year Surgeriversary

Janet P.
on 2/25/21 3:30 am

Good morning all. Today I celebrate 18 years as a post-op DSer. I will always consider myself a work in progress. I have been at my goal weight for approximately 16 of those 18 years. I've had my ups and downs. I was in my mid-40's when I had my surgery and consider myself one of the lucky ones. I had two plastic surgery procedures (TT and breast lift). I've also had numerous iron infusions since I've been anemic since about 1 year post-op. I also have osteoporosis. When I started this journey 18 years ago my bone density was normal - it's not anymore. Reclast didn't work and now I'm going to try Prolia.

My guidance to anyone new who's considering WLS - do your research and make sure you understand that surgery is a tool that requires work. Not obsessive work (well maybe a little ;), just something you have to know is there. Changing habits is #1 in my opinion. If you don't, you will not be successful, period. Learn about food - pre-op food was just something there. I ate because I was ... (fill in the blank). Therapy helped alot.

Every type of surgery can make you successful. It's finding the right procedure for you. For me it was the DS!

Thanks Dr. E!

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny
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Citizen Kim
on 2/25/21 5:57 am - Castle Rock, CO

Thanks for sticking around, Janet and congratulations on 18 years of success

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

MKMGirl
on 2/25/21 6:19 am

Congratulations on your 18 year anniversary!

lmfontana4
on 3/3/21 7:31 pm
RNY on 03/24/21

Wow! How inspirational for all of us at the beginning of our journey.

VSGtoDS
on 3/4/21 7:34 am
DS on 02/18/21

Most vets would disappear ... you have a ministry here and your willingness stay to help us all is soooo appreciated. Congrats on your surgiversary!

VSGtoDS ... Revision 2021

YouTube Channel link-> @AddyJoeTV - Male 5-10 ... VSG Veteran

VSG 11/2013- SW: 295 LW: 179

Revision VSGtoDS 02/18/2021 .. Revision: 240 lbs CW: 212 lbs

Dr. Jon Bruce, WakeMed Bariatric Surgery Specialists, aka Superman

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