What it's like to have a Band Sister
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
When I started out on this journey, I was not one to join forums or chat groups. But I had heard that Spark People was a great resource for weight loss and support. So I gave it a try. I found the Lapbander's team and started reading, and reading, and reading. I kept coming back and always found something that helped.... advice, support, kind words and honesty.
After my surgery, I thought it was time to take the giant leap and find a buddy that I could share ideas and issues with. Along came Darla who had surgery the same day as I did! How could I go wrong!
Today, after 4 months since our operation and countless e-mails back and forth, I met my Band Sister in her home town of Durant Oklahoma. I am on my first RV trip to the SouthWest and couldn't head for home without trying to visit. She looks fabulous! and is so warm and caring. I have found a friend for life that knows exactly what I am going through. I know she will always be there for me, just as I will always be there for her.
I'm so thankful to SP, the Lapbanders team and Darla for taking the chance!