ObesityHelp is excited to announce our latest feature MY JOURNEY - here!
Since its founding in 1998, ObesityHelp.com has been serving the weight loss surgery community with education, inspiration and support. Part of this has always revolved around the power of the individual journey. It’s not any easy way out. It has never been any magic bullet. ObesityHelp.com has been proud to collect real stories of the good, bad, ugly, beautiful and everything in between from real people, for the benefit of all those seeking information, advice, insight, or support.
Want to share your story?
There are many ways to do so here, stemming from your profile, where you can maintain free form content, photos, blog posts, reviews and more.
Amid this, however, we have a journey sequence where we selected a number of questions addressing steps common to all weight loss surgery patients. Over the years we have collected over 70,000 responses from our 700,000 plus members.
This month we are taking this long-standing feature and bringing it more to the forefront. We have decided to highlight life before versus after weight loss surgery, with the intent of helping call attention to the life transforming power of the only intervention yet known to provide long term improvement or outright resolution of life threatening co-morbidities such as sleep apnea, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
In upcoming releases we intend to make it easy for people to browse the most educational journeys based on geography, surgery type, gender, initial weight, and other criteria.
Why are we doing this?
We recognize the continuing need to educate the public at large, including employers, law makers and health professionals, about the clinically researched benefits and risks of surgical intervention for obesity as a disease deserving as much proper understanding and respect as any other disease with genetic and environmental causes. The more you share of your own experience, the faster we can educate the public at large as to the realities of morbid obesity and of surgical interventions. Please help us turn the tide in obesity discrimination and even outright well intended ignorance.
What will we do with your story?
Very soon...Any journey questions that you answer will appear on your member profile (which you can have public, private, or public only to people on your friends list). It will also appear, upon approval, in our main Journey section. These will be available for public browsing, where interested viewers can click to learn more about individuals by viewing their profiles.
In February we will be selecting our first round of story sharing winners, based on story submissions we receive in the month of January. Winners will receive free admittance to OH events, a year (or additional year) of OH Magazine subscription, and invitation to the ObesityHelp Journey All Stars roundtable. (Stay tuned for more details).
Everyone has a story...tell us yours at MY JOURNEY
For any questions? Give us a holler at email@example.com