Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) is becoming more and more accepted as a treatment for morbid obesity. With the internet being what it is, there is no lack of information about WLS out there; good, bad, and everything in between. Just between the number of personal blogs and YouTube channels out there, one would almost wonder why there are any more fat people out there, there is that many WLS related sites out there.
The thing is, at least 80% of the WLS folks out there are women. For general informational type stuff, that’s fine, sometimes getting the chick perspective is even useful. But there are things guys go through that women will never get, (just as we kinda zone out when the talk of boob-jobs and periods come up… ok, maybe the boob thing gets our attention a lil bit).
So as helpful as some of those sites are, as much encouragement you get from the various forums, sometimes you just gotta hear it from another guy.
That’s what we’re going to try and do here.
Yea… you’ll get a lot of general info, from product reviews and suggestions to cooking tips and recipes, but here you’ll get a take on those things from a dudes perspective. Ladies, your input is welcome… but no freaking out on us, k?
And not just mine… I started this with the idea of bringing in other dudes. Cause even though I am a “former fat dude” at this point, I’m just one dude. Everyone out there is going through similar, but different stuff. And not just post-op either, we’re looking to bring you info on going through the pre-approval process right on through surgery and then to living a post-op life.
So to that end, we’re always looking for contributors. You don’t have to be a writer, you just need to be a dude that’s looking at, or have had a form of WLS. If you are interested in writing something for us, drop us a note using the form below.
McNee (Rob) – I had been over 300# for pretty much my entire adult life, and probably 250+ from high-school or before. I hit my max (that I know of) in mid-2008 of over 380. I had always felt WLS was not an option. I knew it was a life-style changing event, and that I should be able to make those changes on my own. (more…)