I am 55 years old. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner. I live in Bradenton, Florida. I had a >40 BMI for years. I decided to have the RNY procedure. My insurance approved the surgery after I met the 6 month criteria of supervised diet and exercise. I went to Saint Mary's Bariatric Center in Evansville, Indiana. My surgery was October 4th, 2010. "10-4 Good Buddy" (thats how I'm going to remember my date!) On my Surgiversary, I'd lost 131 pounds. Only 26 more to go to reach goal!