9 years - now it's mine to claim.

Oct 31, 2014

Just like my birthday, I’ve been claiming my surgiversary for about a month now. Today officially marks 9 years post-op from the Duodenal Switch. I have regained only 14% back from my lowest weight that only bothers me because my clothing size is no longer a single digit. I’m told now that I look perfectly healthy, and I feel that way too.

  • Vitamins are a habit and not a big deal at all.
  • Eating 100g of protein is easy.
  • I’ve only been ill 3 times in the last 9 years. My immune system is incredible!
  • One giant BM every day – that’s it.
  • I’ve nailed down most foods that give me gas, so it’s rarely a problem.
  • I eat normal small-ish meals, but large enough so nobody guesses I ever had wls.
  • I still don’t “exercise” – never did – but I enjoy active living.

I have to tell you all that I feel like a regular person these days. I am no longer obsessed with my weight, or DS living. I’m just me and very happy with myself. I will always feel grateful that I discovered the DS.

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