charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 6 days, 18 hours ago

Still the best decision I have ever made for

myself! I was right at 500 lbs and growing monthly when I started this journey. Today I am almost 70 years old and I am convince I would not be here if it were not for the DS. Today I float during


charlietuna54 wrote So It Has Been 29 Years Since DS 1 week ago

On 4/20/20

i celebrated my 20th anniversary in April of this year.   The DS is still the greatest thing I have ever done for me.  Now at age 70 I am enjoying grandkids and life.  I would hav...


charlietuna54 wrote 18 years on 4/20/22 2 years, 2 months ago

On April 4, 2004 my life change for the better.  I owe my life to the DS.  Before surgery I was a few pounds over 500lbs. Today I am consistently 280-285. Today I am 6'5" and 67 yers old. I was 49 ...


charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

Where do I start?? This has been a great life since WLS. When I started this journey the Drs had told me I was headed to an early death when I weighed 500 lbs and gaining weight monthly. I am so thankful I had friends that were brace enough and cari


charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago

Cannot believe it has been 12 short years.  Someone asked me this week how long it has been and I had to think and was surprised it has been so long. Life has been great. Before the DS I had no life outside of work and coming home and going to bed. Tod


charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 2 months ago

I can Not believe it has been 11 years.... Been the greatest 11 years of my life.... I had a great support team and surgery team and I still follow-up with my surgeon annually. Been having some low iron and potassium issues the last 6 months but I went


charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Ten Year Anniversary and Still Happy with the DS - Wow...Time flies when you are having fun....Ten years ago today I had my DS surgery and received my new life. For the 10 years prior to surgery I had basically quit living. I had n...

charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 2 months ago
9 Years out and Happy Happy Happy!!!! - I can not believe it has been 9 years since I had the DS. What a gift I received. It allowed me to begin living again. I began this journey at  almost 500 lbs, I could not walk ...

charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Eight Years and Still Happy with the DS - This week is the 8th anniversary of my DS surgery. All I can say is WOW…. I began this journey at a high weight of 500lbs and today I vary from 265 to 290. I am 6’-5”;...

charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 13 years, 2 months ago
It can't be 7 years, can it?? - Today is the 7th anniversary of my WLS surgery. All I can say is WOW…. I began this journey at a high weight of 500lbs and today I vary from 265 to 290. I am 6’-5”; I ...

charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 13 years, 2 months ago
7 years today... - Today is the 7th anniversary of my surgery. All I can say is WOW…. I began this journey at a high weight of 500lbs and today I vary from 265 to 290. I am 6’-5”; I wore...

charlietuna54 posted a discussion topic 13 years, 2 months ago
Can't believe it has been 7 years. - Today is the 7th anniversary of my DS surgery. All I can say is WOW…. I began this journey at a high weight of 500lbs and today I vary from 265 to 290. I am 6’-5”; I w...
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04/20/2004
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