This blog is mostly about my experience as a bariatric patient.  I had a gastric bypass (Roux-en-y) on Oct. 11, 2012. I’ve chronicled most of my experiences here, in hope that it will help, inspire and encourage others who are considering bariatric surgery.  Or at least entertain them a little.  I think humor is vastly underrated. It can banish fear, insecurity and troubles,  it makes the painful bearable and makes what is good even better. It may even help you live longer but if it doesn’t it makes your time infinitely more worthwhile.

Also I am a widow;  my husband died last July , on his 52nd birthday. Although we were divorced a year earlier we had been together over 20 years and were living together at the time so I consider myself a widow. His passing has been difficult and strange,  a way of life is gone. Our son is trying to make his peace with the loss of his dad too. I find comfort, strength and relief in several ways, namely yoga, hockey (Go Wings! ) and music.  Also faith, I am a papist in a predominantly Protestant state. So I got that going for me.


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