Hi! My name is Bobbi and I am a 37 year old female that has been fighting with my weight all my life. Three years ago I decided to have the gastric bypass surgery. I made the initial appointment and then a week before I was supposed to go I backed out. So I cancled the appointment and tried to do it on my own yet again. That didn't work so a year later I made another apointment. This time I went and started the process for the surgery. It took almost a year to go through the process and in Feb. of 2006 I was approved for the surgery and we set a date. Then in May of 2006 I finally had the surgery. That was the first day of my new life. I do not regret my decision at all. I am now 9 months post op and haven't been happier.