PSA about my vent last night…

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.


About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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3 Responses to PSA about my vent last night…

  1. I totally agree with you and I think others would agree also. I also get tired of the same questions that have been answered over and over in the WLS community.
    Caffeine…. I’ve never given it up and never heard I was supposed. I’m a lapbander too. Go have your coffee!

    • nancykerins says:

      I think the caffeine thing is specific to my program. They require no caffeine, alcohol and carbonation for one year during the healing process and so you don’t get addicted to other things.
      The NP and the nutritionists say no caffeine at first because it’s irritating to your stomach and it’s dehydrating.
      I was a bit naughty this morning and had some decaf! 🙂

  2. wls_nicoleta says:

    I totally agree too. I’ve been totally BOMBARDED a few times by a person online, and I felt kind of used, actually. Millions of questions, but no updates…annoying. It actually takes a LOT of time to answer those questions, and I don’t feel I ever did that…I did my research! I did ask questions to a couple of very nice ladies on obesityhelp, but only after they offered!

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