Life on the other side
This chapter focuses on guiding people through the early adjustments and changes that people are likely to experience after bariatric surgery at a time when they are experiencing rapid weight loss. This can be an overwhelming period as there are many changes and adjustments to make simultaneously. Information on coping with the early stages of recovery, including how to manage pain and energy are included. Information on managing hydration and the post-op texture progression diet are covered. This recovery period can be associated with low mood, and strategies to manage this are outlined.