I’m quite in a dilemma whether I will tell my friends about my decision to have a gastric sleeve surgery. If I tell them, then they might say things I don’t like to hear. If I don’t say anything then they might think that I don’t trust them.
James, it’s a hard choice to make. I chose to tell only a few of my close friends before I had my surgery.
Maybe you can dip your toe in with one or two close, trusted friends? Ask them what they think about gastric bypass sleeve surgery and see what their attitudes are before you decide whether to tell them or not.
Your real friends should be supportive of your decision and will hopefully be there for you throughout this process. Having support is definitely helpful in this process.
I havent even told my family. They are who I worry about having very narrow and critical things to say. My aunt, sisousin, roommate, and best friend know. I feel well supported. My mom and sister may or may not know after the surgery. If they dont ask then I wont tell. A piece of mail from the surgeon went to my moms. If she paid attention she hasnt mentioned it. If she does then I will tell her it isnt up for discussion yet. This is all happening really quickly for me and I just dont want any negative vibes going into something that I have decided will better my life and well being .