October 19, 2006 I'M APPROVED....My surgery date is Nov. 9, 2006 and I am very excited but very nervous at the same time. I'm not nervous about the surgery itself, i think that i am more nervous about what life is going to be like after surgery. I have gone from overweight to obese to morbidly obese in the 39 years that i have walked this earth. I can't wait for the day when i don't need meds for hypertension and when i can play with my 3 yr old son, i mean REALLY play with him, without having to sit down and tell him Mommy needs to rest. Also, i look forward to having my husband look at me the way that he used to when we first met 12 years ago. When we married i was obese, so he couldn't carry me over the threshold, but one of my goals after i lose the weight that i need to lose is to renew our wedding vows and have him carry me over the threshold this time. I have a very supportive and loving husband who loves me for who i am and he wants me to have this surgery for my health and for me. My family is also very supportive and feel that i will be much happier after surgery and i know in my heart and soul that i will be too. I will keep updating with more mushy stuff as the weeks go on. Thanks for reading.