"But, it's not your job to scare the hell out of them with minute rareties of suicide, and RH, and seizures, and gosh knows what else."
This is part of a reply to the article I re-posted from Reuters about WLS and Suicide.
"Oh, yay, let's post something else to scare the newbies! "
I must've misread my job description. I thought it was my job to scare the fat right out of you. I mean, that's what people have been saying for years to me. "We don't want to turn out like, like, you!" (That is, of course, because I am a leper.)
And, for what it's worth? If I wanted to SCARE anyone, I would try a lot harder. My mere presence in the WLS community is scary enough.
"I do feel the poster has a way of intentionally posting things just to scare newbies. This is just one of many I have come across that are pretty obviously suggestive. It's one thing to inform, but it's another to repeatedly…well, I am not going to get into that, I am a nicer person than this, and I don't go on these boards to cause friction, or to view extremely negative posts."
If I stopped ONE person from thinking there was something inherently wrong with THEM since they feel bad post WLS, particularly when they didn't feel bad PRE-WLS? I did the right thing by posting that article.
However the bigger picture is KNOWLEDGE and PREPARATION. If you KNEW the possiblities of what might happen to you — and knew how to prepare, react and treat, and that you're not alone — aren't you a million times better off?