This surgery has been a long time coming. Lots of failed dieting-extreme and conventional-that don't last, years of denial, self hate, and isolation. I never thought this would be an option for me and honestly if I was offered it years ago I wouldn't have been mentally and emotionally ready. It has been such a lonely, depressing time of emotional binge eating. Never addressing the issue. Eating in secret, putting on the pounds. Doing everything I could to lose the weight gained. Then begin the cycle again. I know I am ready for this tool. I want to prove to everyone I am, that I want a fresh start with me.