I was thinking about my last post and wanted to clarify something.
I was totally frustrated last night and needed to get it out. I don’t regret posting my feelings.
I just don’t want people who read this to think that is the way I feel about all pre-ops.
I had someone to ask questions to who had the surgery during my pre-op process and it’s a wonderful thing.
I asked her all sorts of silly questions, anything that came to mind. A lot of my questions came from fear.
I do want to "pay it forward" an answer questions for people who want to know what it’s like. I’m more than happy to do it and it makes me feel good to help others.
What frustrates me is when people don’t seem to do their research or still see the surgery as a quick fix and just a fast way to lose weight. People need to understand that surgery is hard and it’s not an "advantage" in weight loss at all. It’s not a magic fix.
I am an open book. I rarely get embarressed so I don’t mind being asked questions. Last night I let someone feel my port and lifed my shirt enough so a guy could see my port and incision scars.
I am happy to share what it’s like. I’ve given persmission for Michelle to give out my email to anyone who wants to ask me a direct questions.
I’m 4 months out of surgery today so I certainly remember what it was like to just want to know what life is like afterwards.