My over weight brother went to surgery

As you can see, he’s OK about it

My young brother, who is also the closest being in existence to me, did a Gastric By-Pass. Seriously, we’re too close we’re practically married and still going on our honey moon. Don’t be fool though by his humor and looks (cough cough weight), he’s the smartest person I know too… seriously, I should be his pet. He just took his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering (the only one who graduated with honor if I may add), and I could never be more proud.

His weight though was always a problem, and I don’t blame him, the food here is heaven. But it affected his back too much that the only way to lose weight is by going through this procedure.

I can’t resist not messing with him… he’s already on pain killers so…

I was so scared for him that I was too nervous during the procedure, and when the doctor came and told us it went well, I cried. I really love him, the idea of him being on an operating table really scared me. But he’s out, and I think his sense of humor multiplied, I think the pain killer is still in his system. I hope he’ll get well soon, poor guy, only water and juice for his diet, so I’ll give him some time before I go back and start messing with him… After all, I’m his older brother, its in my job description.

 

14 comments

  1. justcallmeweird · August 7, 2012

    My beloved sister went into surgery in June (on my birthday) so I pretty much know how you felt. Sadly, it only extended her life for a few more short years but I hope your brother is doing well.
    Even with the weight, he’s adorable. But yay for getting healthy!
    Good luck!

    • ahamin · August 7, 2012

      Thanks, I’ll let him know that… πŸ™‚
      I hope your beloved sister becomes better soon. All my thoughts and prayers to her.

      • justcallmeweird · August 9, 2012

        Thank you ever so much. Your brother is in mine as well. (:

  2. robincoyle · August 8, 2012

    Good for him! And what a wonderful, caring brother you are! Keep us posted on his progress.

    • ahamin · August 8, 2012

      Will do… I just learned from his last visit to his doctor that he lost 10 Ks.

      • robincoyle · August 9, 2012

        For we Americans who don’t think in metric, how many pounds is that?

      • ahamin · August 9, 2012

        Ha ha… around 20, pretty cool.
        Since you mentioned it, why would ppl over there not rely on the metric system. 1 mile is 1.6 kilos. I’m sure you knew that. But is it only in the US ppl rely on a different scale?
        Just curious, not trying to win an argument πŸ™‚

      • robincoyle · August 9, 2012

        I have no idea. Seems like we should get with the program, right?

        Good for him. 20 pounds is an accomplishment! He is on the road to health.

      • ahamin · August 9, 2012

        I hope so, yeah 20 is good, and in only 8 days.
        One thing I like about calculating in miles is saying to my self, I’ll run 6.25 miles instead of saying, I’ll run 10 Ks… makes it feel like less effort. Or when I say I lost 5 pounds, instead of 2.25… I guess that system was created by a very brilliant and lazy person… πŸ™‚

  3. Gina Lawless · August 12, 2012

    All my good thoughts for your brother. I’ve known a few people who have done this surgery, and are all the better for it. He is truly blessed to have you as a brother!

    • ahamin · August 12, 2012

      Thank you so much, it is really kind of you to say so.
      He did lose a lot of weight in a very short time, so I guess he’s on the right track.
      Bless you.

  4. leamuse · August 25, 2012

    Best wishes to you both. You are already most fortunate to have each other. πŸ™‚

    • ahamin · August 25, 2012

      Thanks, really kind of you to say that.
      He lost ten Kilos in 8 days, almost 20 pounds. So I think he’s going towards the right way.

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