My wife is flying off shore for the surgery, restrictive and malabsorptive. I'm not worried about the choice of surgery and surgical care; it's been vetted by top tier physican who's family friend...it's a prudent choice for her.
It's need is primarily her long term health, though I'm extremely active and within 25 lbs of an ideal weight, enjoy running, cycling, hiking, tennis, yoga ...my wife suffers from obesity and is watching my lifestyle get further and further away from hers. So, there is a strong/marital emotional component, no doubt about it. I case you're wondering, I have never suggested this idea.
The afterwards is causing me alot of thought. Is the regaining physical confidence and endurance 6 months out, 2 years out? Are the nutrition and loose skin issues going to be an ongoing battle that's as detrimental to her sense of well being as the weight? Is there a pyschological depression to deal with the first few months, I would imagine there is some let down afterwards.
Wondering if anyone here has gone through it, or has a spouse / relative who's had a similar surgery.