The side effects of having surgery have been good and bad and it was a roller coaster to say the least but I would have done it over and over if I had the chance. Only thing I would have changed? Do it sooner.
Silly I know but I would love to know what it is like to have a real pregnancy. Mine was uneventful medically but I was 300 lbs and missed out on a really cool belly or photos where you didn't question if it was a baby or extra cannolis.
Well at this point in the game I am just living my life and I forget about it mostly. It just is my way of life now.
So in the dating game again I find myself explaining things like my different food choices or leftovers. I am very open about it and just explain I am not being rude but that left over Shepard's pie will be my breakfast.
So I was out on a date the other night and ordered an appetizer as my dinner. When it comes I eat about half and he asks if everything is ok. Oh, I say I forgot I didn't explain this......Blah, blah, blah I had GBS about 7 years ago.
His first reaction, in a kidding voice but still, You Cheated!
I will say in all these years, all the friends I have made due to this surgery and all the People magazine articles I have read I have NEVER had someone say this directly to my face.
I sort of laughed and we talked about it a little. I showed him pictures of my old self and assured him it is not easy.
Let me back track and say he is a perfect candidate. I never said it to him directly.
I have thought about it now for 2 days. I have 100 things to say now to defend myself and my choice but really what does it matter. I asked him what education he had on the procedure and he said none.
I guess I am just floored that he would say that. I just find it ignorant.
So are you a better person if you lose your 100 pounds another way?
So you are a winner if you take it off with Slimfast, the gym, Atkins, salad, Medifast, nutrionists, wiring your jaw shut?
Because I tried all of those things beside the jaw because I need to talk to work but I considered it and I was still was fat.
I may be crazy but in my head this is like being a racist. There is no basis for your thinking you do just because.
Well I stand by my choice as the best one for my life.
If you have a better plan for you than go for it. I won't judge unless it is unsafe for you.
And just to clarify I never cheat and my life is far from easy.