I second the nomination - but you need to put "OH Moderators" in the title to get their attention, most likely.
The SADI folks look to be feeling confident enough about themselves to argue with us now, so they're ready to be on their own.
11 years post op DS
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
That link doesn't work!
I disagree. While they are different surgeries there are enough post-op similarities that both sides can benefit as long as people remember which surgery they are talking about.
and bingo,you have identified the problem right here. Some ppl don't even KNOW their surgeon has given them a SADI instead of a true DS and don't even have the knowledge to ask.
Not sure why that has anything to do with why people should or shouldn't be looking for info / help on the site. There are always people who don't have the full information on their surgery, not just SADI people. I've seen more than one DS person not understand what was done to them surgically and what the implications are.
It's an overwhelming topic emotionally and intellectually for a lot of people. While some surgeons use confusing phrases it is also true that people don't always remember the right details from their conversations. I know darn well that my surgeon walked me through the changes and hand drew some pictures but it was only 6 months post-op that I understood enough to try and explain it to someone else.
No one is saying that every person on the site should be compelled to help a person figure out what was done before trying to figure out what kind of help they might need but I don't understand the outrage about it. Read it and move on if it offends or seems less than useful.