Topic: RE: Now I'm Scared!
I had lots of negativity mostly from co-workers. I am a nurse, and when you work in the hospital you hear all of the horror stories about the cases gone bad, etc. I was leary at first but after going to a group meeting and hearing so many success stories, I was convinced that all would go well for me. I have a couple of coworkers who could definitely benefit from weight loss surgery and are too scared to have it. One of those who could use it kept calling me "brave" to have the surgery. Even one of the docs I work with was negative. However, it has been two years and I am now down 137lbs, half of what I used to weigh and I am feeling fine. My overweight coworkers are still overweight. I had no complications initially with my surgery. I did have a small bowel obstruction last summer that caused me quite a bit of trouble. My coworkers were then like "would you still have the surgery if you knew you would have that?" Well, that is a moot question but I have no regrets. I did the right thing for me. I needed to get healthy to be able to care for my disabled daughter.
Tell her you have researched the surgery, and while you know there is a possibility of complications, some which can be serious, you choose to have a positive attitude because you know there are many success stories out there.