I am 38 yrs old i have not alway's been overweight. I really started gaining weight after having kids. I have tried many diet's like the rest of you im sure either i would not loose a pound or it would make me sick. I tried for years to have surgery through my old insurance kaiser and was denied 4 times and i fought everytime and still no surgery. I work for a great company T-Mobile and they cover my surgery and there are alot of people that work there that have gone through the surgery or that are in the process it is so great to work with people that are in the first 6 months after surgery. I have been married for 15 years to a great man Kevin he is my High School sweetheart we have 2 great girls Lexi will be 12 in April and Hanna will be 7 in June. my girls are so excited for my surgery they have been involved with the whole process and they are very informed and cant wait to have a mom that feels good and can do more things with them. They are very active girls and i cant wait until i am right beside them on a bike or maybe even roller blades. My husband could care less if i have the surgery or not he loves me the way i am right now. He know's im not doing this for anyone but me they will just get the reap the benefits of a healthier and happier mom and wife. I am so excited to have the chance for a new life. The process with kaiser was very depressing now that i have Aetna i have had a 6 month program that i have had to follow and the dr's document it all and i have so far done great and next the surgery. I cant wait im soooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!