Gastric Bypass Support
Gastric bypass surgery is not a pleasant operation. Of course, no operation is anything you look forward to, but for a gastric bypass, the end of the surgery is just the beginning. Yes, there are many risks involved and complications that can occur, but I am not speaking about these things. I am speaking about the “for the rest of your life” commitment you must make.
If you are reading this article, I do not have to tell you about your surgery. You already know all about it. Your are now using a small portion of you stomach, and much of your intestines have been bypassed. Because of this, you must eat a much smaller amount of food, and the food you eat doesn't pass through most of your stomach, and a large part of your intestines. These parts of your body once absorbed many of the nutrients you depended on to keep your internal organs functioning properly. This means you must make an enormous change in your lifestyle and eating habits. Not only that, since your body can no longer provide all the nutrients it needs, you must depend on supplement vitamins and minerals for the rest of your life. None of this is easy.
However, there are hundreds of thousands of people out there in your same situation. You don't have to face it alone. With just a little research, you will find there are a vast amount of individuals who are always glad to give and receive gastric bypass support. All you need to do is go to your computer and type in “gastric bypass support,” to find hundreds of pages of helpful forum and group support systems.
The first few months after your gastric bypass will be the most difficult. Your doctor gave you instructions and diet plans, but you are the one who has to carry them out. In doesn't take long to find out you must eat very small portions of food, and those portions must be chewed very thoroughly. Too much food as well food you didn't chew for a sufficient amount of time can give you a lot of pain and cause vomiting. Other foods will make you sweaty and nauseous. It takes time to learn exactly what you can and can not put into your body. In the mean while, things may get a little depressing at times. Don't worry, this is normal.
People who have been through the same problems you are going through now, remember when they were in the same place you are today. They know there are days when those special diets, daily exercise programs and a number of other things you must do to make your long term goals become a reality, seems a little overwhelming.
Every individual has a different personality and every individual handles the obstacles in life in their own way. Some people can cope with the difficulties that life brings them in a very positive manner, while others don't cope very well at all. However everyone has their good days and their bad days. If you are having a good day, why not pass it on. You can use your burst of positive energy to give someone the encouragement they may be needing on one of their not so great days. Then one day, when you are a little down in the dumps, you will be surprised how many kindred spirits there are out there who will go out of their way to cheer you up.
Gastric bypass support usually comes in the form of forums. After spending a little time on a forum, you become like part of the gang. People may have never met you personally, but if you are friendly and polite on the forums you will find many people who are eager to be your internet family. Some will even offer their private email addresses or be willing to chat with you via the web. This can be very encouraging and comforting at times.
As time goes by, and you start losing a noticeable amount of weight, and some of your health problems start declining, you will have a lot better outlook on life. You will begin feeling that perhaps all the things you have been going through will be worth it in the end. When this happens, don't leave your support group just because you don't need them anymore. These are people who helped you through hard times. As we speak there are individuals in the surgery room. In a few days they too, will be needing someone to give them gastric bypass support. Why not let it be you?