Did you know that there is a higher suicide rate about 2-3 years after weight loss surgery? I saw a news story on it recently and really liked what it had to say.
Unfortunately, too many people think that bariatric surgery is going to solve all their problems. If I were only skinny, we think, my entire life would be different.
But what really happens is you discover that the fat wasn’t the problem, it was just taking the focus off what was really wrong. And once the fat is gone, your real problems are no longer masked – they’re out in the open and you have to deal with them. If you’ve always thought skinniness was the cure-all, it can be quite a slap in the face when you get there and find out your problems followed you.
You’re still you, even after gastric bypass surgery.