Oh you have made my day! Thank you for the inspiration! I will be cruising 10 weeks after my surgery with a positive attitude! From what I understand (I go in next week for the consult and to see doc)..surgery set for the 31st....I am getting the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. They really didn't give me an option (yet)...and hear it has just as good long term results. Best of luck to you!!!!