Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pet Peeve #27: When people get gastric bypass surgery, keep it a secret and ask you if they lost weight.

Gastric bypass is a surgery that makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine (webmd.com). This is typically an option for people who are overweight. A small stomach means less food a person can eat resulting in weight loss and in most cases, dramatic weight loss. Even with the great benefits, a person can die from this procedure, so candidates are scanned carefully.

I have family members and friends who had gastric bypass, so I have no problem with this procedure. For various reasons, a few have decided to keep it a secret, which is still not a problem. However, you can not have rapid considerable weight loss, and expect no one to notice. Since it is becoming quite popular, everyone will pretty much figure out you had gastric bypass.

1) Dropping 50 pounds in one month is extremely noticeable.
2) You took an unexplainable leave of absence, and you shockingly return 6 sizes smaller.
3) STOP asking people if you lost weight as if you don’t know you lost 50 pounds.

I mean………..it is just downright annoying. We know you lost weight and had gastric bypass surgery, but out of respect, no one will mention it so please, STOP IT! UGH!

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