I’ve been diligently visiting websites, blogs, and forums recently, answering questions about bariatric surgery. Along the way, a few folks have asked me how to get here, to Misdirected. I happily hand over the address, pleased that someone is interested in reading my meandering thoughts.
But, recently, I have been getting some feedback that is…not so great. “Jeremy – there are over 200 articles on that blog! Which are the important ones? Where do I start?”
A fair question. Accordingly, I have put together a list of the “highlight” articles. This post will point out the ones I think everyone should look at for pre-surgery. On Thursday, we’ll tackle the most significant articles around and post-surgery.
Here, then are my personal choices for Really Interesting Pre-Surgical Blog Posts:
This was the very first post pertaining to my decision to investigate bariatric surgery. This is a great place to look at my mindset before I knew anything about anything. It would also be the place to start if you were going to try to read the whole blog sequentially. (You poor, mad, soul.)
My first (but not last) experience with explaining bariatric surgery to less-than-supportive family memebrs.
The Emotional Pain of CostCo
This is where the rubber meets the road: what the restrictions of the pre-surgical diet really mean.
My first major dietary failure during the pre-weight loss phase. (They are going to happen.)
My discovery that I suffer from food addiction.
One of my most popular articles, describing (in graphic detail) the things I wanted to leave behind me when I escaped from obesity.
And, a note: The transition from the old blog format to the new one at the beginning of the year did leave some weird graphics and text problems in its wake. If you should spot one anywhere, please let me know so I can fix it.