It's been a long time coming. I have been struggling with my stomach for five years now after my son was born. I have been contemplating back and forth about having this procedure done because I have Type 1 diabetes , but I finally decided a little over a month ago that it was time. I have been very nervous, anxious, and excited over the past two weeks. I just stumbled over this site and I'm so glad that I did so that I can relate to others who are in my same situation and have had this procedure done and can inform us all of what to expect. My PS Dr. Birely has was very Informative and made me feel very comfortable so I decided to go with him after consulting with two other plastic surgeons. I will keep you all updated as I now only have two days to go.