I am trying really hard to respect the privacy of my neice, Tara, and the challenges she faces so up to this point I haven’t said much about her. Last night, she also attended the Gastrectomy Support Group. It was interesting to meet others from the same family that had surgery. At the end of the meeting, I was happy that she was there to talk to. Although the comments about recovery created a lot of anxiety for me, Tara confirmed what my mind kept going back to. We both realized that everyone there was glad they chose the surgery and pleased with their new lives. I left with some peace of mind thanks to Tara.