So what do you think about this?
I was a – dare I say it? – fat kid.
Yes, I was picked on.
Yes, people said horrible things.
Yes, I was publically humiliated.
Yes, I cried tears over it all.
I weigh today, roughly, what I weighed as a 4th grader. I don’t have a huge frame of reference for being a “normal weight” person and having an opinion on this that is not tinged with emotion, memory, passion. Add to that the fact that I am the parent of a child who was diagnosed as morbidly obese as a 10 year old; who with a BMI of 42 underwent a Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy. That was three years ago, a wheelchair ago, 15 BMI points ago, a few co-morbidities ago. He was a happy kid when he was morbidly obese. He’s a happy kid now. But if you ask him about his WLS, if he’s glad he did it – he looks at you like you’ve lost a significant portion of your logical thought processing center of your brain – “DUH! HELLO! OF COURSE I AM!” would be his response.
How how about you?
What do you think about all of this?