Duodenal Switch

Patient Info

Wanda

Surgeon: Dr. John Husted, Nashville, TN
Surgery date: October 14, 2002
Pre-op weight/BMI: 287/46.3
Current weight/BMI: 145/22.7 (as of April 2010)

 
Left: Pre-op; Right: 8 months post-op

 
Left: Down 115 pounds!; Right: Wanda at home:

 

Right: Lewis and Wanda at Baptist Hospital 8Kidd Christmas Party 12/19/2003

by Wanda:

My story is probably no different from most morbidly obese people. I have tried everything to lose weight. I went on my first diet when I was eleven years old. I look back at old pictures and realize that I was not as fat as I thought, but I did manage to diet my way up to morbid obesity. When I was younger, my main objective was to look good. That changed as I began to develop bad health as a result of the weight. Of course, I am excited about looking better but the thrill for me now is regaining my health!

I had my DS on October 14, 2002. I left the hospital cured of my Type II Diabetes and lost three of my five High Blood Pressure medications. That will probably change as I lose more weight. At my 2-week check up I had lost 19 pounds. April, 2003 - My sleep apnea is gone! history! Good bye, CPAP machine!

October 14, 2003 - It has been quite a year! I am 10 pounds away from my personal goal of 160 pounds! UNBELIEVABLE! My BMI has gone from 46.3 Morbidly Obese to 27.4 which is 2 points from Ideal. My health has dramatically improved. I have started to work again, in a job that I love, thanks to my surgery! I'm loving life!

April 22, 2004 - I have begun my plastic surgery journey! I had my tummy tuck/hernia repair on March 30 and am recovering amazingly well. 4 pounds of tissue was removed, but the change is remarkable, looks like I lost at least 20 pounds. I plan to go to Brazil on June 8 to Dr. Fabio Zamprogno for the rest of my plastic surgery...stay tuned for the rest of the story!

August 6, 2004 - I have just returned from Brazil and have completed my plastic surgery! I had lower face lift, breast lift with implants, back resection, arms, thighs, and inverted butt lift. I couldn't be happier with my results! Dr. Fabio is an artist!

my before flintstone car my after flintstone car
May, 2006 - Picture worth 1,000 words! First picture taken June 2001 at Universal Studios in Flintstone prop car, second taken last week in a kiddie coin car! Yaba Daba Doo!!!!

January, 2007 - Went back to Dr. Fabio in Brazil in June 2006 for some plastic surgery "tweaks", I am very happy with my results.

Here is how my weight loss progressed:
10/14/02 - 287 pounds BMI 46.3
11/11/02 - 257 pounds BMI 41.5 -30 pounds
12/10/02 - 249 pounds BMI 40.3 -38 pounds
01/11/03 - 235 pounds BMI 37.9 -52 pounds
02/14/03 - 226 pounds BMI 36.5 -61 pounds
03/13/03 - 215 pounds BMI 34.7 -72 pounds
04/15/03 - 208 pounds BMI 33.6 -79 pounds
05/14/03 - 201 pounds BMI 32.4 -86 pounds
06/14/03 - 192 pounds BMI 31.0 -95 pounds
07/01/03 - 187 pounds BMI 30.2 -100 pounds
08/14/03 - 183 pounds BMI 29.5 -104 pounds
09/07/03 - 177 pounds BMI 28.6 -110 pounds
10/14/03 - 170 pounds BMI 27.4 -117 pounds ANNIVERSARY
11/23/03 - 164 pounds BMI 26.5 -123 pounds
04/22/04 - 157 pounds BMI 25.3 -130 pounds 3 weeks post-op tummy tuck/hernia repair
08/11/04 - 152 pounds BMI 24.5 -135 pounds
03/01/05 - 165 pounds BMI 26.6 -122 pounds
04/01/10 - 145 pounds BMI 22.7 -142 pounds

Please note that my highest weight at one time before surgery was 320 pounds, I have lost 175 pounds!

Updated April 2010
my after picture

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