WLS: Researching in earnest
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
After I attended the WLS info session, I was determined to do as much research as I could. Don't get me wrong, I was really excited and hopeful. But WLS is a serious choice. It's body altering, and not reversible. (Ok the band is reversible, but I didn't want that.)
I talked to the people I knew who had the surgery, or had a significant other who did. They all encouraged me to do it, saying their only regret was waiting so long. But I repeat myself.
I do know of one person who did not have an overwhelming success with WLS, but it was obvious she was not committed to making the changes needed for long term success. Of course that made me fear that I also might not be able to do it. Still, I needed more info.
So I bought a bunch of Kindle books, and subscribed to many websites and blogs about the subject. And let's not forget Pinterest.
One last bit of research was to talk to a relative in the medical industry. Much to my delight, he recommended the hospital and the surgeon I was hoping for.
In case anyone is interested in the info I read, I'll include a few URLs here. There are a ton more, and I'm happy to share if anyone wants more.