I want to ask you a question and if you have the time, I would actually like you to type your answer (not just formulate it in your head like I do and then never actually respond).
Okay I lied. I might have several questions:
What got you to go the weight loss surgery seminar you attended? You know...the very first one that so many of us went to? Not the support group, but the seminar where you might meet your doc or hear the "pitch" for surgery. What motivated you to go?
and the second question is:
Were you scared or nervous to go?
We were talking in San Fransisco that if people just get to the seminar, they are much more likely to actually book the surgery. Several people also mentioned that they were nervous, scared, trepidatious (is that a word).
Some people worry about being the fattest person in the room. Or walking into a room of fat people and "not being fat enough". Will the chairs be big enough? Will people judge me.
It never occurred to me that people would be scared to go to a seminar. And thus...it opened my mind a little.
For me, although sometimes my family says I make up details, stories, and events...from what I recall it was my sister who said "let's go". So I owe her too, for changing my life...and for possibly saving it. But once I saw Dr. Friedman (swoon) and heard him explain the surgeries...I couldn't get to the information table in the back quick enough. I wanted to know HOW SOON until I could have that damn band inside of me.
So let me know. Did you like your seminar? Was it your deciding factor?