I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I currently weigh in at 359. My insurance requires I work with a Doctor, other then my surgeon for 6 consecutive months to try and lose weight, they want to see that I am willing to put forth the effort to lose weight. My 6 month will be in April. My surgeon said my surgery should be sometime in May. I am super excited. I even quit smoking (which was super hard) but I knew if I didn't quit they wouldn't do my surgery. Plus why do something to improve ones health when they are doing something else to shorten it???
Anyhow, my husband had Gastric Bypass back in Jan. 2003 and has lost 200+ lbs....He didn't have any problems what so ever. He has been able to keep his weight off!! I am very proud of him. Wish me luck everyone!!!! & best wishes to all who has had surgery or who is thinking or planning on having it!!!