From my research, the whole thing can be summed up in a timeline:
stage 1 – Pre-op fantasy land! All about research, diet and dreaming of the skinny you. It’s a lovely stage, I think.
stage 2 – Surgery. Here is where the rubber meets the road. Its excitement, stress, fear and pain.
stage 3 – Recovery. Its all about survival.
stage 4 – Honeymoon! This period is very, very individual but one thing is the same… weight loss!!
stage 5 – The new “normal”. Where the new you emerges and you find your groove.
Love and God’s blessings,