Vernice - Thanks for the support. I just read your profile too! I hope everything works out this time. God knows that having this done will make our lives healthier and more fulfilling! Since I have state aid I was told from the Center where I have to take all the informational classes that the approval process has been very quick. I am hoping so in my case. Then I think wow by this time next year I might actually get to wear a dress for New Years!!! I have not worn a dress because I look horrible in them I feel. And then I also think by this time next year I will be virtually pain free from all the pains I have with carrying all this excess weight. I can not wait to have this done, I think my fiance knows as much as I do about this surgery since I constantly talk about it lol. Well good luck to you and keep in touch.