On 11.1.10 I had Gastric Bypass Surgery. A lot of people told me I was “taking the easy way out” but that was the farthest from the truth. The truth is, I prepped for 6 months, a lot of tests and things I had to go through before I was even able to submit to insurance to see if I could go through with the surgery. Those 6 months were the longest/shortest months of my life. I went through all the “what if’s” and I tried to mentally prepare myself for everything. The honest truth, you can not prep yourself for the change that is going to take place in your body. It is such a mental game that goes on, that people that have surgery have to fight with everyday. After surgery, your food addiction is not cured, but you have to learn how to eat responsibly and not over do it…because if you do, you are going to go through hell throwing up, dumping, and other things that go along with the surgery. Would I change my decision? Never. I would like to educate people that have had the surgery, are thinking about the surgery, or just want to eat correctly. I am an open book and will answer anything and everything I can. Please feel free to ask.