Well, I am sure my story is the same as almost everyone on here. I have always been heavy, but never to the point were I was uncomfortable. I had done pills and lost a lot - just to put it all back on. Tried every other diet out there, almost all with some success, but just ended up putting it back on. Then a few years ago I went on a medication that helped me to gain a very large amount of weight (it wasn't only the medicine - it was me too!), and I have not been able to take any off since. So I heard about lap-band, did some research and my PCP and I think it is the right choice. I had my surgery scheduled for the beginning of December, but due to some insurance problems with my surgeon’s office the surgery had to be delayed. Finally it is happening May 5th and I can't wait!