I have had weight issues my entire life...chubby kid, chubby adolescent, chubby teenager, ultimately a super obese adult. After much research, and many health issues, I have finally decided to undergo the Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy. I am schedule for surgery on October 31, 2016, with Dr. Wheeler at SSM DePaul in St. Louis. I am excited to start a whole new life. I've never been "normal" size...everything about to happen is a new adventure!