Well... I've been overweight all my life. I decided last year to have the surgery, and was approved back in February. I had to wait until some stocks gained some money for the extra money we had to spend on the dedutible. Then I changed surgeons, but I finally had it done on November 12, 2007. I'm excited about the ride to come, and well, quite impatient to start getting down to weights I haven't been before since I was school. This should be interesting!