Sorry it been while Here's update

Jun 25, 2023



My Journey with Obesity: My Duodenal Switch Surgery Experience


Many people may not know this about me, but I have struggled with obesity for most of my life. At my heaviest, I weighed over 650 pounds and knew that I needed to take action to improve my health and wellbeing. This led me to consider weight loss surgery, and after consulting with my doctor and doing extensive research, I decided to undergo a duodenal switch surgery.


I underwent a four-hour surgery that felt like getting run over by a Mack truck. The recovery process was tough, but I had an incredible team of nurses who helped me manage my pain and keep track of my vitals. I spent two to three days in the hospital before being sent home to continue my recovery.


In the first 24 hours after my surgery, I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything, which was difficult but manageable because I was still dealing with some pain. However, the hardest part of the recovery process has been the need to start walking around to aid in the healing process.


Despite the challenges I have faced, I am thrilled to report that I have lost close to 300 pounds since my surgery. The only downside is the excess skin that remains, but I feel happier and healthier than I have in years.


If you are struggling with obesity like I was, know that you are not alone and that there are options available to help. Weight loss surgery may not be the right choice for everyone, but it has been a game-changer for me. I encourage you to speak with your doctor about your options and take the steps necessary to improve your health and wellbeing.