Discussing bariatric surgery with friends and family can be tough. Many loved ones believe you look and feel fine and that surgery is too drastic for your circumstances. Jason experienced this conversation with his wife when he initially discussed the possibility of having the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. At the time, his wife did not think the surgery was necessary for Jason. However, they discussed the topic further, and she decided to support his choice to move forward with the surgery. Now, according to Jason, his wife is so supportive and optimistic of the surgery’s results that she chose to undergo the procedure as well. Deciding to have bariatric surgery is a big decision, and it’s one that becomes much easier with the support of friends and family. In fact, we often find that once one family member has the surgery, the rest of the family will as well.