Written December, 2012, 18 months post-op.

I had no idea what to expect from this blogging experience when I began in May, 2011, just weeks before surgery.  I've been supporting weight loss surgery patients for more than 10 years in my career, and now it's gone even deeper as I chronicle my personal journey. And it's not only patients, but friends and family of patients who want to learn how to help, and some who are just interested in the art of beginning a new chapter.

Recently, I've been talking with a young...