As I was trying to figure out what to say for my testimony that I gave in a recent support group meeting, I came up with all kinds of crap that sounded OK, but I chose to just wing it. Well, there was one example or scenario I wanted to go ahead and share.We all hear the question, is the glass half empty or half full. It’s intention is to determine your worldview–are you a positive or negative thinker. My response has pretty much always been, it’s both. After all. If a glass is half full then that means it’s only half full and therefore there’s some emptiness to it. If it is half empty and not totally empty, then something is filling it.
If someone asked me if the glass was half full or half empty in regards to life after WLS, then for now I would have to answer the same. There are some negative things we deal with and will always deal with. But there are of course the major positives.
Here’s my follow up answer, however. If you were thirsty and needed that thirst quenched in a hurry (like we were all thirsty for a new life preop), which part of the glass are you going to notice and appreciate the most? Of course you’re going to focus on the half full part. You realize that the glass has a bit of an empty part, but you cherish those drops of water and in life you appreciate the lifesaving and lifegiving aspects of WLS.