Wow that is a bit of a drive, but when the time comes I am sure it will be worth it. Cabell is very nice, the bariatric suite there is real nice. There is a couch in the room that folds down into a small bed, which my hubby said was very comfortable. The patient beds are big, but in my opinion, there is no such thing as a comfy hospital bed, lol. The staff that I had was great, you will always run into 1 or 2 nurses that aren't the most chipper, but for the most part, they were great, especially Lawrence, of course my daughter is an RN on the same floor only on the other end of the hospital in med/surg. so she was a big help to me too. I can honestly say that I had much more pain with my lapband surgery than this one, they will put you on a pain pump that you can control the first 24 hours, and usually will send you home on liquid Lortab, I think the sooner you get up and walk, walk, walk, it minimizes the severity and duration of the pain, not to mention, they make you do that anyway. Actually, I have not had to take any pain meds at all after the first 2 days home and I only took it once a day then. I hope some of this helps, feel free to yell at me with any questions you might have at any time and let me know as soon as you get the "date", it's a real ride, full of ups and downs, at least for me, some days I was so excited I couldn't stand it and other days, well I was scared to death, so hang in there, try to be patient and before you know it we will be sleeve sisters! God Bless!