One of our vendors for our distance learning equipment came by today, and while he was working in one of our control rooms, I stopped by to see if he needed anything. The last time I'd seen him was just a couple of weeks before my surgery, so it had been a while. We finished talking about the work stuff, and he asked me if I'd lost weight. I said, yes, I've lost 109lbs actually. Wow, well you look fantastic, he says. He asked if I just did it through diet & exercise or was it "you know" and he motioned toward the stomach. Did this man really need to know I'd had WLS? Nope, but I told him, yes, I had gastric bypass surgery. He says, how's that working out for you? I smiled and said, um, well, I've lost 109lbs. He looked a little uncomfortable and then said, well, yeah, but I mean are you feeling well? (So maybe he'd known someone who'd had the surgery before and didn't do so well?) I said, yes, I'm feeling fantastic! Well, you look absolutely fantastic, he says, congratulations! Guess there are still some nice (but not perverted) guys out there. :)
And unexpected downside to WLS? I've lost so much weight that my wedding and engagement rings will now fall right off. And, unlike my husband, I don't want to stop wearing them. (Yes, it's bothering me.) They're insured, thankfully, and I tried using one of the plastic ring guard thingies. But, it irritated the heck out of me. And, unfortunately, the jeweler where we got them is in California. Yeah, I know I could take them elsewhere, but I'm anal about them and don't wanna. For now, I'm just going to have to be really careful with them.