If you have already had it, you and nearly 200,000 people in the United States are probably filled with similar expectations about what the surgery will do to your life now and going forward, concerns about your health and the positive (and sometimes negative) side effects, and even psychological effects.
Author Melissa deBin-Parish knows what you're going through. In 2003, she and her husband, Dan, had weight-loss surgery on the same day,
in the same hospital, with the same surgeon. Over the next eight months, they lost a combined total 300 pounds after their surgeries. Melissa went from a size 24 to a size 4, dramatically improved her life, and started her own support group to help other patients find the same success.
Today, her website, The Weight Loss Surgery Connection (www.connectionwls.com) is one of the most popular and informed support groups available for patients. THE WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CONNECTION (McGraw-Hill; October, 2008; Paperback Original, $16.95) pulls together the best of the website, combining anecdotal experiences of other weight-loss surgery patients with the latest medical information.
THE WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CONNECTION will help you:
- Decide if surgery is right for you
- Choose the best surgeon and procedure
- Overcome “emotional eating”
- Get the support you need
- Keep the weight off for life!
THE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY CONNECTION is designed to give you support through all the stages of your transformation – even through some of the stages you haven’t thought about. How do you broach the topic with others? How do you handle the psychological impact of having a new body? Are there obstacles and side effects? What’s the healthiest way to eat, both before and after surgery? What should you realistically expect?
Written in a friendly, informative voice and designed to arm you with as much information and support as possible, deBin-Parish’s book is an invaluable, comprehensive guide that offers readers what they need to achieve weight-loss surgery success – physically and emotionally.
About the Author:
Melissa deBin-Parish is an advisory board member of The Obesity Action Coalition (www.obesityaction.org). Her support site, www.thewlsconnection.com, has been called “a comprehensive web destination by BariMD. She and her husband Dan, underwent gastric bypass surgery on the same day, almost five years ago. She lost more than 100 pounds.
The Weight Loss Surgery Connection
Paperback Original, $16.95
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