The Chicago Tribune reports the 68-year-old Skilling, 68 has lost 50 pounds since the March 4 procedure. Doctors also found and repaired a small hernia, he said.
“This is amazing. I’ve been doing this for 50 years. There wouldn’t have been even a prayer of a chance of setting up what we set up here to do,” Skilling said. “I’m able to prepare every graphic that I prepare at the station right here.”
Skilling said he couldn’t walk three blocks or climb a flight of stairs without getting winded before the surgery. Now, Skilling said he is gradually adding solid food to his diet, which is a learning process because his stomach can be temperamental.
“The major task the last couple of weeks has been getting used to a new diet. Meals for me now consist of little two-to-three ounce servings of protein. Because of the limited volume in your stomach, you don’t get the nutrition you once did with your former football-sized stomach,” Skilling said.