Well, my journey begins! I had the duodenal switch surgery on December 18, 2013. As I am writing, it has been 34 days since surgery and I have already lost 55 pounds. I have so much more energy now! I have 36 days of no smoking - and in fact - the smell of cigarette smoke makes me sick now, so that a plus.
I can't wait until a year from now to see where this journey will go. I am so glad I had the surgery - it feels like I am getting my life back!