Today, I was chatting with someone I met several years after my gastric bypass. I don’t bring up my surgery in regular conversation, because honestly, I don’t like to bring it up unless need be. Somehow or other, it got brought up, and I mentioned “after my gastric bypass”. She looked at me blankly and asked what I meant. I said I had had gastric bypass almost seven years ago. The shocked look on her face made my day!
“Why?” she asked. I explained I was (obviously) very heavy and had some health problems. She said “I never, ever would’ve guessed. I figured you were always tiny Kate”. Me?! Tiny?! Wow!!! Thanks!!! Now that, friends, is what makes this surgery so worth it. When seven years down the road, it’s a shock that you haven’t always been the way people see you today. That you’ve come so far, your heavier self is not even a memory for many in your life!