I've been reading all these reviews an am thrilled to have access to all this info! I went to my first meeting about surgery in May and I weighed 218. I qualify for some help from Medicare which thoroughly shocked me. My Cigna insurance won't pay anything. After my July 1 meeting I was told I would be getting a call from scheduling in two weeks. No call. Finally today I received THE call with a date of Sept 9th. I have told a lot of friends an family about this and have little to NO support. They all think this is to drastic. I am on the borderline of diabetes, have high blood pressure, an high cholesterol. I have zero willpower. We are winter Texans with a party everyday so I am concerned about how this will affect our social life. We are use to eating out a lot and of course margaritas n beer. We also have a lake house for summer months with lots of parties, etc. I am worried my decision will have quite a lifestyle change for my husband of 40 yrs.