Wendy: I wish you the best in your decision. I know this is the correct option for me since this is my second time going thru it. I had the VBG in 1997 and it failed. (up until months ago, I thought I had failed....) I have been overweight since grade school. I am going to be 37 in September and also have 3 children (12, 10 & 3). It is very scary to consider surgery, especially for me the second time. I am also pretty healthy as well. My blood pressure is somewhat high, but not skyrocketing as of now. I have had asthma my entire life. Just recently I was diagnosed with acid reflux, possible sleep apnea and wearing out of my knee joints. As time progresses and my weight stays high, I am only asking for trouble with future problems. The best time to do this surgery is before all the problems set in. The risks are not as high I feel. It is not an easy decision and should not be made overnight. I wish you the best as you consider this option. I am having a revision done (RNY) on August 13. Gods Blessing to you!