Before/after pic in my profile.
Surgery: Dec 2009, lost 100 lbs
She's right. The nerves were cut and will take a while to heal. You won't feel that "fullness" for a while, and when you do, it will be a different sensation than before surgery. Follow the surgeon's plan and measure food. That's why they stress the measurements so early out.
10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.