I know some people choose not to tell others about having weight-loss surgery and that’s their right. A close friend of mine took this route and only told me as he knew I had been through it too. He doesn’t eat much and he’s lost a dramatic amount of weight with no explanation other than “I’m just not hungry.” It all came to a head last night because his friends and family were afraid that he either had cancer or had become anorexic and needed medical care. Two of his siblings actually flew in to urge him to get help.
I think it’s easy for us to get caught up in our own experience since weight-loss surgery causes a big lifestyle change. Just know that not telling others might make them fear the worst. It never occurred to my friend or me that it could be such a big deal.