This post is alittle different. I am a 26 year old mom of 2 boys, with diabets, I have been going through the steps to have the surgey done. I started out at 286 doing this atkins diet i have gone down to 266, i have been on the diet for 2-3 weeks now(trying to be a good girl). I have been reviewing and looking up every thing about this, talked with the doctors,and yesturday i was told by a co-worker of my dads that her 2 daughtor-inlaws had it done and had complation with blood stuff 7 yrs later. I am schuled to have it one in 24 days. I wasnt scared until yesturday. Anyone have any advice?