I chose to have the Duodenal Switch in October of 2021 after a few months of researching and preparation with my Primary Care Physician, as well as Dr. Steven Simper.
My starting weight was 542 pounds at just 26 years old. I had lots of health and confidence issues at this weight and age. Whenever I would go to restaurants, I never wanted to sit in a booth for the fear of not fitting or being uncomfortable, same with movie theaters or sporting events. I never wanted to put myself in a position where I would embarrass myself or whoever I was with. I had high blood pressure, was borderline diabetic, and overall unhappy with myself.
This weight loss surgery tool that I was able to get done has completely changed my outlook on life. It has reversed my high blood pressure and lowered all my blood levels to normal range. I am down 267 pounds in just twelve short months and able to do so much more. I have discovered that I have a love for the outdoors and hiking, fishing, and just being active. This tool has also allowed me to make more concous decisions when ordering or making food. I had a brain switch about three months in to where I was eating for FUEL and not comfort or convenience.
For anything questioning which surgery is best for them or have any questions or concerns, give the Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians (RMAP) office a call and learn about the different options that fit YOU.
Surgeon: Dr. Steven C. Simper
Surgery Date: 10/25/21
TWL: 267 (so far)
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