I am 27yrs old and the mother of one. I am 311 lbs and have been overweight my whole life. I have been considering this surgery for quite some time but my PCP and I felt now is the time to get it done. I gained almost 80lbs during my pregnancy. I have a family membre who didi have the bypass and gained ALL the weight back plus some. I have friends who have managed to keep the weight off also. I have seen the excess skin that is caused from the surgery. I have started really changing my diet from working on portion control as well as organic. I hope to lose alot of the weight because I have a child and a husband that needs me. I know that this surgery isnt going to fix my problem but it sure is a jump start.