Hello Everyone. My Name is Tina. Iam a 39 year old female, born and raised on Long Island in New York. I had gastric bypass surgery on May 29th 2007 and today I am 11 days out of surgery. I have lost 16 pounds and am very excited to meet new friends that are going through or have gone through some of the same things that I am going through and am about to go through. I have read many of your profiles and already feel a slight attachment to some of you. This seems to have attracted alot of very friendly and supportive people. I feel blessed to have found this site.