It took me approximately 6 months to get to this date and finally had my surgery on Monday, April 19th, 2010. I can honestly say my "brain" new what to expect and was ok with it but my belly didn't, LOL!!! I see my family eating some of my favorite foods and my mouth waters at times. Mostly I deal with nausea and cramping and trying to figure out which fluids I can tolerate and which ones I can't. I am very sensitive to smells now and the smell of broth makes me heave. This is exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I have lost 5 pounds since Monday. My beginning weight was around 268. I know it didn't take me overnight to get to this weight and I need to be patient as I go thru the weight loss. I am open to any comments or suggestions you guys have. Thanks!