In the past few months I have been asked some of the strangest questions I ever thought possible. I thought I would share a few with you.
1. How much fat did they cut off you while they were doing surgery?
This is not pottery. The surgery re-routes your intestines and makes your stomach smaller so you can not eat as much food and do not get as many calories from the foods you do eat. You come home from the hospital just as large (or larger from fluid) as you were before. You still have to lose the weight.
2. Can you still have babies after weight loss surgery?
Even though it looks like the baby is growing in his mothers tummy, there is actually a very special baby growing place for the baby. You do have to be careful to get enough food in for you and the baby, but having a baby is not a problem due to someone having weight loss surgery.
3. Do you have diarrhea all the time after your surgery?
No. Sometimes you do, when you are trying new foods or if you get too much sugar. Just like you did before your surgery. This tool does not make you lose weight by opening a tube between your mouth and your butt.
4. Do you still have bowel movements?
5. Can you never gain weight back?
You can gain weight after surgery if you do not follow the rules of the surgery. This is something that makes it easier to lose the weight. The first six months it is almost impossible not to lose weight. After your pouch begins to grow a little and you get your hunger back, you can out eat the surgery.