I am a 34 yr old woman.  I am very interested in having the lapband surgery. I have been considering this for sometime now. I have alot of health issues like, High Blood pressure, Diabetes, Gastritis, Diverticulosis, and etc. I am tired of being burden now with all of the medications that I am on. I want to live a normal healthy life again!!  I am here to get support from the group. I need help with knowing how to get approve for my procedure, and how life is after the surgery.  I welcome any advice that is given. Please! help a sista out!!