She tells them how after weighing 125kg, she shed 56kg after a pre-operation diet and a gastric bypass.
Deetlefs, 54, said yesterday: “Not everyone knows about this operation, so I am happy to share my experience.”
Her husband, Marthinus, 58, underwent the same laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure at a Durban hospital and has gone from 166kg to 104kg.
Both had the operation for health reasons and no longer have to take blood pressure medication.
“My husband had suffered sleep apnoea. He also snored. Now he sleeps through the night and has stopped snoring,” Deetlefs said.