RALLY CRY! Down with surgeon's offices trying to bug you out about your progress!!!
My surgeon's office is fine, but lately I've heard a lot of things surgeons or surgical staff have said to patients that is either a) flatout incorrect b) discouraging to the point of inciting our neurotic behavior into a self fulfilling prophecy of failure or c) just plain butt-holeish.
Down with surgeons who don't uplift their patients! Down with staff who make sweeping generalizations! Down with staff who gladly take your money for surgery and don't even bother to keep up with the latest science on THEIR specialty!
Down! Down! DOWN!!!!
If you're following your plan, eating well, moving your body, drinking your water, taking your vitamins AND dealing with this lifestyle WITHOUT jumping off a damn cliff...you're doing well in my book.
Thankfully my book is the one that REALLY matters.
That is all.
RNY Gastric Bypass 1-8-08 350/327/200 (HW/SW/CW). I spend most of my time playing with my food over at Bariatric Foodie - check me out!
on 3/25/11 5:54 am
I'm glad my surgeon didn't actually have a goal for me (or tell me if he did)..... because I'm doing fine thankyouverymuch.
Some surgeons seem to be into bariatric surgery for the wonderful, positive transformative experience they have with their patients.
Some seem to be in it out of a real detestation of fat (and by extension, fat people)
Some just want the bucks.
My surgeon might haev rotten bedside manner, and he might be in it for the bucks, but damn he has good hands and is awesome at what he DOES. (though I doubt he's in it for the bucks, as he wasn't paid a CENT for his surgery on me)
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!
After that I refused to see him...
Now I only see my doc.
Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG
"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."
They are adamant about vitamins and always ask to make sure I'm taking them, but never really any discussion about my eating. He does always ask to make sure I'm exercising though.
I only see them once a year now. I really decided before I had the surgery that I better take control of the situation and educate myself, which I've done.