Hi - thanks for your posting, it raised many questions I have been trying to answer. I am hoping to have a Gastric Bypass in the next month or so and had similar worries. I am on 2 Prozac a day and 400mg Lithium to treat chronic depression. I have been on these meds for 20years and have kind of resigned myself to being on them for life. I also suffer from social anxiety - but perhaps once we have lost weight we will feel more confident in groups
thanks Jiffy and all the others who answered the questions wisely and with such insight.
I worry about the extra skin as I won't be able to afford surgery to remove it and the NHS does not cover it in the UK. I also worry about whether I can alter my thinking regarding food - as we all know, it is a crutch....
I am not sure what exactly it is that I need reassuring about - I just know that it is a huge decision and I am very nervous about it. Perhaps our fat has been a barrier to prevent people from getting too close? I think I have been overweight for so long it is part of my identity....as unhealthy and sad as that may sound!!