Well here starts my WLS journey ! I couldn't be happier. Well actually yes I could, if I wouldn't have had this overweight problem. Unfortunately I have been on the chunky side my entire life. And now it has gotten to the point where WLS is my only option. I am 33 y/o, married and have 3 beautiful children. Although I am very fortunate to not presently have any co-morbidities, it's just a matter of time. My family history is so heavy (no pun intended lol) with diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol & blood pressure. My mom has suffered with diabetes for a long time, so severe to where she has had to have parts of her feet and toes removed. I have watched her suffer through a heart attack, triple by-pass and a stroke as well and I can't, I won't let my children see me like that ! I have quit smoking several yrs ago and now I must work on this weight. I want to be there for my children and my husband. Right now I feel like I can't be there for them, it's a struggle to do things without running out of breath and getting tired immediately. I am thankful to find this board, if nothing else I am able to get out my feelings here and I know that in itself with help. PLEASE, everyone can never have enough friend, email, pm, anything to me I would love to get to know others in this same position, or WAS in this position! GOD BLESS you all !