I am considering the roux-en-y gastric bypass. I found it doing google searches, heard about it on the news, and it helps people like me lose weight… thank God there is something for us.
BUT… I am a bit of a hypochondriac. It might sound ridiculous, but how can I trust that my organs will be ok after surgeons actually cut them and open them up? When I read that the roux-en-y gastric bypass anatomy changes are permanent and can cause side effects, its making me nervous. My understanding is the stomach and intestines are modified and rerouted? “Digestive juices” go into your intestine?
I was wondering if you had any advice on how to reduce some of these fears about the roux-en-y gastric bypass before I make the decision of whether or not I want to get the surgery. I need an extra push to get this done. Totally sick of feeling bad in my own skin because I’m overweight, but literally terrified that surgeons will open my stomach and change my anatomy.