I have struggled with my weight since 1985. I lose weight and then gain it back plus more. I have medical conditions that have contributed to my weight gain. 4 1/2 years ago I had total knee replacements on both of my knees. I had them 4 months apart. I am doing great with my "new knees." I can't wait until I have Lap-Band surgery so I can lose my excess weight, and get my health back. I hope all you guys out there have great results with your surgery. My Husband is so supported of me. I Love him with all My Heart. He is the Greatest.