A Post Op & A Doc

APOD_2015_444X181Who is APOD?
A Post-Op & A Doc is a surprisingly obvious synergistic pairing of Cari De La Cruz (a bariatric post-op) and Dr. Connie Stapleton (a psychologist specializing in recovery and weight management). Together they guide people in a firm and fun way, beyond a life focused on the scale, to living fully in recovery from obesity…because they believe it’s good to know, and even better to understand.

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Firm, Fair, & Fun Answers to Your Questions About Living Fully in Recovery From Obesity After Weight Loss Surgery


Buy Straight Talk with A Post-Op & A DocStraight Talk With A Post Op and A Doc provides firm, fair and fun answers to the “whys?” of weight loss surgery and living fully in recovery from obesity. Cari De La Cruz and Dr. Connie Stapleton provide a unique perspective, offering the experience and insight of a Post-Op with nearly a decade of living as “Twice the Woman in Half the Body,” and Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist providing the clinical expertise gleaned from working in the world of recovery for over 20 years. Together they provide down-to-earth responses to typical questions related to life after weight loss surgery: “Why am I still struggling with my weight?” “Why do I still feel hungry sometimes?” “Why aren’t I happy…I thought I’d be happy after I lost weight?” “Why am I so afraid of regain?”Written with honesty, humor and compassion, Straight Talk with A Post-Op & A Doc allows readers to get “wise” as they get answers to these “whys”…and more.

gde_braceletBuy your Official APOD Gotta Do ‘Em’s Charm Bracelet

The Official APOD Gotta Do ‘Em’s Charm Bracelet features adorable charms that remind you of the things  you’ve GOTTA DO if you want to live fully in Recovery From Obesity. Made of durable stainless steel, the braided cable starter bracelet has a lobster-claw clasp and features a “Celebrate Life” bead with two stoppers. Crafted for durability, this bracelet and adorable charms* won’t corrode or tarnish easily. For longer life, we recommend occasional cleaning with mild detergent and a soft cloth.