Actually, Basil, your essays on the Gastric Bypass thing prompted me to friend you because of what you wrote. Not that your comic wit is not enjoyable as well, but that was some of the most "Real" shit I have seen, and I got a lot out of watching your trials and tribulations.
Reading your gastric bypass diary was EXTREMELY helpful to me when I began to consider WLS myself. It really helped me get an appreciation for the individuals experience that no general WLS info site could give. When I had RNY myself, I decided to keep a weight loss journal here on LJ. Not only to document the process for myself, but so that maybe I could help someone else the way you helped me by making my experience open to the public in this way. Thank you for your courage in sharing your journey.