Shotzi posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I just celebrated 20 years after WLS on January 30th!

I had a Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch 20 years ago. My weight was 215 at that time. I lost 85 pounds from having the surgery. I have done pretty well and haven't had a hug

Shotzi posted a comment 4 months ago
Thank you!

Shotzi wrote 20 years post op!!! 4 months, 2 weeks ago

As of January 30, 2021, it will be 20 years since my duodenal switch! It's hard to believe it's been that many years. There have been some ups and downs over the years but overall,  pretty good! 

Shotzi wrote 18 years post op! 2 years, 2 months ago

As of January 31, 2019, it's been 18 years since I had a duodenal switch with a biliopancretic diversion. (BPD/DS) The only chronic and huge problem I still have is kidney stones in the left kidney...

Shotzi wrote 17 years post op BPD/DS 3 years, 4 months ago

I can't believe as of January 30, 2018 it's been 17 years since my weight loss surgery.  I have managed to get my weight closer to where I feel better. I'm right at 139 which is only 14 pounds from...

Shotzi posted a comment 5 years, 10 months ago
Thank you for your comments and ideas! It's almost like I have...

Shotzi posted a comment 5 years, 10 months ago
Taken las year in Las Vegas

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Shotzi wrote a blog post 5 years, 10 months ago
Fourteen years post op - I am 14 1/2 years post op now.  I have held my weight pretty well until last year (2014) and this year (2015.)  I need to come with a plan to lose around 10-12 pounds.  It's been s...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
Thirteen Years Post Op - As of 01/31/2014 it's been over 13 years since I've had my weight loss surgery.  It really doesn't seem like it's been that long.  I am still trying to get the extra 5-10 pounds un...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 7 years, 7 months ago
Oh no - For some reason, I have been suddenly gaining a little weight and I'm not sure why.  In just the last three months I have gained almost 10 pounds. It's not where I want to be.  ...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 8 years, 1 month ago
12 plus years - I am now 12 plus years post op from my BPD/DS wls from Jan. 30, 2001.  It's been a wonderful experience for the last few years.  I do think our bodies adjust to the new plumbing...

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Shotzi wrote a blog post 8 years, 9 months ago
September 11, 2012 - Eleven and a half years after WLS, I am still doing very well and my weight holds steady within a 3 pound range from 135-138.  At 5' 6" this is right where I need to be.  The healt...

Shotzi posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago
Trying to gain a little weight - After keeping off 80 pounds successfully from my BPD/DS for over 11 years, I now find myself needing to gain some.  (Getting a revision is not an option for me or even practical.) ...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 8 years, 11 months ago
Over 11 years already - I can't believe it's been over 11 years since my WLS.  A few health issues have cropped up but I don't think it has anything to do with the WLS. 

Shotzi wrote a blog post 10 years, 1 month ago
Making My Profile Public - I have decided after 10 years of journaling to make my profile public in an effort to help others.  I hope in some way I can be an inspiration to someone.  I know my starting weigh...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 10 years, 2 months ago
Ten Year WLS Anniversary! - Ten years and counting since my weight loss surgery date of January 31, 2001.  There have been a lot of ups and downs over the last ten years.  My weight is at 131 and holding.  I ...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 10 years, 7 months ago
Almost 10 years post WLS - I am getting close to 10 years post op now this coming Jan 2011.  I still weigh around 135-138 and still holding steady!  I haven't figured out how to celebrate my 10 years post op...

Shotzi wrote a blog post 11 years, 4 months ago
9 years Post Op - I am celebrating my 9th year after weight loss surgery.  Weight just isn't an issue anymore.  It seems health issues are the priority.  I'm not sure if any of my health issues are ...

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