want to congratulate you for considering the purchase of this
book. We as
patients need to be fully informed as we go through such a
life-altering procedure. There
are so many aspects of this surgery that require knowledge,
including nutrition, emotional issues, exercise, and medication.
This book will go a long way toward helping you to be safer and
more successful as you travel your own journey. Use this as a
patient guide to reinforce what your doctor tells you or to more
fully explain in easy to understand terms what you are trying to
understand. It will
be a book that you will keep close to you for many months.
as you use this book, please remember that in no way should you
use it as a substitute for
regular consultation with your medical doctor, surgeon or health
care professional. The facts in this book are based upon my own
personal experience of being a weight loss surgery patient as
well as the many hours of research I did to prepare myself for
my decision to have the surgery done. I am not implying that
your experience will be the same as mine. I am offering you this
information so that you will be better able to choose, at your
own risk, whether to act upon that information or not. Do not
consider this educational material to be the practice of
medicine or a replacement of consultations with a physician or
other medical practitioner.
If you are considering weight loss surgery, I am extremely
happy for you. The resulting weight loss will reward you with
many wonderful years of happiness and good health. I give you my
best whishes for a successful journey.