I am so glad you commented. I had the Band 7 months ago , have had 7 fills, 2 under Flouroscopy and an upper Gi Barium swallow, just to see if there's a leak , or if my pouch is swollen. eerything is fine. I have learned over the months, with 34 lbs lost , that it really is jut a tool. I still need to exercise(shich Iknow from the getgo would be difficult because I havae Fibrmyalgia flare-ups often, which prevents me wrom working out. I've now modified my plan to do water aerobics most every day, and just eat health , and smaller amounts, and continue to lose slowly. however, I have lost 35 inches and gone from a size 20 to a 14/16. what keeps me motivated? Only taking 1/2 a blood pressure med, off the sleep apnea machine, greatly improved sex life, can ow get down on the floor and play with my granddaughter, and best of al , the may , may many compliments and praiseses for my changed appearance. I'm 61, and know I won;t ever look 27 again, but my good health is returning, and my self esteem and that's worth it to me. I haven't had the typical great results that others have have but i am very pleased, and can lose weight with the band, where I couldn't with every kind of diet thereis out there. I am changing my attitude about food. I have also been reading a great book someone in the forum suggested,"100 days of Weight Loss" and journalling daily.