Monday, April 16, 2012
Ok, so I had my RNY gastric bypass one week ago today. I went to church yesterday and there is a lady there who had to start in about it. She was telling me that God made us all perfect and why mess with his creation? Then she said that she wasn't willing to give up fat and sugar for the rest of her life and finds it a little silly.
Then she tells me that she's having the less invasive lap band procedure because it won't hurt as bad or do permanent damage. WTH?
First off, there is not a moment in this journey of mine that I have not felt God's presence helping me on this journey. I did a lot of praying and fasting and researching to make the decision to have an RNY. It wasn't just jumped into lightly. By the time I made my decision, I was 100% convinced that it was the right thing for me to do at this time.
And for the sugar and fat thing - that's what got me to where I am in the first place. I don't mind giving it up. But, you don't have to give it up for the rest of your life.
As for the lap band, when I went in to consult with my surgeon at the very beginning of this, he told me that I wasn't a viable candidate for the lap band because I had too much to lose. This lady weighs about 60 lbs less than I do. And as for it not hurting, that's the silliest thing I've ever heard. Surgery is surgery - it's gonna hurt.
Anyway, I've learned a valuable lesson from this - some people just always have to have something to say no matter what the subject of conversation is. She isn't educated on this at all. So that would be my main advice to anyone considering WLS - do your research!