I have been overweight since I was a young child. Back in those days if you were heavy set, people would say you were healthy. I have three sisters and three of us have always been overweight and the other has a model figure (she makes me sick, LOL). My baby sister is on my OH friend list. She had WLS a few years ago and has maintained her weight and looks great. She is a big supporter and will be with me throughout my journey. I want to have this done and be slim so that when my son and his family comes home from Japan, they will not recognize me. Oh gosh, I can't wait! But most of all, I am excited about getting healthy. I take 23 different meds a day and over 600 units of two different insulins. I am hoping to come off the meds or even go down on the quantity. My sister that had the surgery got to come off her meds for diabetes and other meds. Only God knows whats best and as my youngest son and his wife say, "let go and let God"!