Hi, my name is Angela R. I'm from Elizabethtown Ky and I just wanted to say hi and welcome u to obesityhelp. If I can ever be of help in any way feel free to PM me on here. I'm almost 2 yrs post op. My starting weight was 324 and I've been maintaining at 157-161 since March 2006. I wish u the best. My husband and I think of Tn as our second home state. He's from southern Ky. Well, sort of closer to Clarksville Tn. Actually Trenton Ky. I'm from up here in Etown. My stepson lives in Nashville so I guess we do have a family connection lol. Have u been approved yet? Had surgery yet? Well, good luck and best wishes!