This isn’t the usual story about recovery, but it’s certainly one worth mentioning. After returning from New Orleans from the Obesity Help Event, I was getting a ride from the airport.
As usual I find a way to bring up weight loss surgery, and this thin woman couldn’t have shocked me more when she told me that she was also a post-op. She was tiny and told me that her starting weight was 267 (7 more pounds than I was). This is not an unusual coincidence but we continued on.
I mentioned mine was over ten years ago in 2001 and to my total shock she replied that hers was too. “YOU’RE KIDDING????” How bizarre is that???? Just when I thought there could be no more to this story, I asked who her surgeon was. SAME ONE!!
It was super inspiring to me to see two women that were over ten years out, no complications, and the coincidence of the century. Small world.
Know that we exist. Sometimes all you hear about are the bad stories because rarely do people scream from the rafters about the good outcome.
Cool story huh?