(This is a guest post by Big Fat Mike’s sister, Andrea)
Hallelujah and praise be! Mike is out of surgery and in the recovery room.
The report from the doctors is that it all went really well. They were able to perform the surgery laparoscopically, which is pretty amazing, so I’m guessing that will make his recovery easier and he’ll just have a teeny weeny, barely imperceptible scar (insert your he’ll-be-in-a-bikini-in-no-time joke here.)
I can’t emphasize enough how much Mike hates being a patient. He hates hospitals and doctors and needles and drugs and poking and prodding and all that attention. Oh, how he hates the attention! Mike is truly happiest when he’s in charge and he’s most certainly not in charge here.
But I think that by surrendering his power to the doctors here, by becoming a patient in this scenario, he’s actually taking charge. By becoming a patient voluntarily now, he’s making the decision not to have to be a patient involuntarily in the future, which makes me hugely proud of him.
And given his extreme distaste for the situation, I am doubly proud of him for having the cojones to go through with it. I know it wasn’t an easy decision and it won’t be an easy process. But I know he can do it, because he’s in charge now.
Hopefully, his recovery from surgery will be as fast and painless and easy as is possible. And, hopefully, his recovery from obesity will too.