Sunday, September 17, 2017
Gastric Girl: Seven Plus Years Beyond Bariatric Surgery by Nicola Travis
Ever wonder what happens after surgery? When the weight falls off and you become “normal”? That’s the catch. There is no normal. Life continues no matter what weight you are at. This memoir walks through a bariatric patient’s life after her surgery and the seven years that follow. The journey does not end after surgery. The emotional, physical, social and economic impacts of this surgery continues to affect both the patient and those that love her.
While Gastric Girl: Seven Years Beyond Bariatric Surgery isn't the kind of book that I typically read, when I received the review request for this book I was immediately interested. I have known a few people that have had weight loss surgeries, and there are questions that have come to my mind, but it feels weird to ask them such personal questions. So, those questions that I have tend to go unasked. With this book I was able to see what it is really like, what it feels like physically and emotionally, to go through this life changing surgery.
This book is a memoir. It is personal to Nicola Travis' life. I admire people who are brave enough and are willing to open up and tell their story to a bunch of strangers! I'm not sure that I could do it!
Thank you, Nicola Travis, for sending this book to me and for sharing your story with everyone.
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.