Thursday, August 11, 2011

Talkin' 'bout the band

Today I got to put on my WLS PSA hat, and talk to a group of nurses about the lap band. It was nothing formal -- a nurse I used to work with called me and asked if I'd answer some of her co-workers' questions about the band. I, of course, said yes because I love talking about it these days. Funny how that happens when you finally have something to show for it, right? So, answering questions turned into a full-on half-hour grilling session. It was awesome. I told them about everything from food rules to PBs: the good, the bad, and the very ugly. I think they appreciated it, even the part about sliming. There was, as always, someone there who "had a friend with a band" and knew everything about it already. Whatev. 

It got me thinking... my surgeon is now doing cases at the horse-pistol (get it?) where I spend my days. What if I visited post-surgical patients to answer questions or just say, hey, recovery doesn't last forever! Might be interesting...

I'm working through a major chocolate craving right now. Trying to stave it off with Crystal Light. I know, it's a disappointing substitute at best. There is also a tub of tex-mex snack mix calling to me from the cabinet across the room. Maybe I need to go take a walk!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I think that would be a great idea! I think post surgical patients would love that!!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

That does sound like a great idea! BTW, you're kicking some butt!

CHRISTINE said...

I love to talk about my band.

MandaPanda said...

I think talking to post surgical patients is a great idea!

Just say no to the tex mex mix and the chocolate. You can do it. Just keep sipping that crystal light. This too shall pass.

Stace said...

I say have a handful, otherwise by Sunday you might be consuming an entire chocolate cake!

Ronnie said...

I don't get it. :(

Also, great job educating people. I'm often surprised about how much others want to know about our experiences. I think it's great more people want to be educated about WLS.