After reading Onenel's blog about someone asking if she had surgery in order to lose weight, it got me to thinking. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
Before I go any further, I want to apologize if I offend anyone, this is not my intent. I know that there are certain situations that require such a drastic move. I don't think less of people that have it done. If it was the best option for their health, I support them 100%. And, I don't want to discourage anyone from doing it if that's what's right for them.
It has been suggested to me that I have some type of weight loss surgery on a few occasions. I have said no each time. For me, it is not an option. After doing some research on it, I know that I don't have the self discipline that is required before and after the surgery. I'm going to have a steak if I want and nothing will stop me. That's just the way it is.
Also, it doesn't begin to touch on the reasons I'm fat. If I don't work through those issues, there is nothing on this planet that will make me lose weight. I know that is one of the reasons behind the counselling. But, I don't open up easily about some things.
And, speaking of opening up. I don't like the idea of having surgery. I'd be too worried about the risks and there are plenty. After almost losing a sister to surgical complications, I won't have any major surgery unless it's literally life or death.
Of course, money plays a role in this, but not as big of a role as one might think. I would rather have my money go towards things that I need it for. It's not costing me much by losing weight on my own and my money is going to supporting myself.
Lastly, compared to some people, I don't have that much to lose. My goal is to lose around 100 pounds total and I have lost over 20 of it already. I can do this without the help of medical intervention. I feel that it's more important for other people to have the surgery when they need it much more than I do.
With all that said, I hope that those people who do need that kind of help, get it. I encourage everyone to decide for themselves what is best for them. Again, just because it's not for one person doesn't mean it's not right for another.