Obesity Surgery: The Easy Way Out?

Steph Wagner

June 12, 2014

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Have you heard the comment that surgery is the “easy way out?”

I am deeply sorry if you have. As a Bariatric Dietitian, I have the privilege of walking so many through this journey. It’s a process of many twists and turns and one you never really feel is mastered. Or if you do, you get surprised quickly :) One day in my office and the phrase “easy way out” would quickly vanish from ones lips.

What’s easy about saying goodbye to your life-long comforter? What’s easy about forcing yourself to get in all the water you can stand when you stomach is 20% it’s normal size? What’s easy about remembering to take all these vitamins to prevent any issues later? What’s easy about saying “no thank you” more times than you can count to your very favorite meals?

I was thrilled when OKNews featured my recent article showcasing the, in-fact, difficult process of going through surgery. It may be a small step in the right direction…but it’s the right direction! Together we can slowly open the eyes to the wonderful tool of surgery and the amazing benefits it provides.

I wrote a letter to my post-op friends a while back, and it’s all still true. If you are a post-op patient, I would love for you to read it and to remember you are supported and that you are very, very strong. 

If you haven’t read the article for OKNews.com be sure to take a look. Share it if you agree!

All the best to you on your journey to health,




3 thoughts on “Obesity Surgery: The Easy Way Out?”

  1. I tried just about every diet that’s came along and I can’t get it off. So I decided to go the surgery way. It means a lot to me. I no it will be cc tough but I will do it.

  2. Thank you, Thank you, thank you!
    I have been struggling with this exact thing. I am going to post this article on FB when it gets closer to my surgical date. People criticizing has been one of the things that has kept me from proceeding with surgery for years. Thanks for this information!!! :)

  3. Great! I’m so glad you found the article encouraging for you on your journey. I am a big advocate for surgery and will defend the choice any day! :-)

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