Hi! I'm Grannysdoll, My first visit with my surgeon was July 2014 I weighed in at 319 pounds . My surgery was April 8/ 2015 I had lost a little at this point I was 296. I'm 55 years old and have been obese since my teens. Tried a lot of diets, none working for long. At 40 I had a massive heart attack, At that time I weighed 336 pounds. I lost some and started eating better but still didn't get it right . At 50 I had my second heart attack. None of this helped to really motivated me for long to get healthy. I did after the first stop eating fried foods and eating better, but it wasn't enough always huge portions and loved the sweets. The last couple years from my heart even more health issues came up. I had always said if the way to get surgery ever became possible I'd do it. Well Thanks be to the Lord! The chance came and things are looking up. My surgery went well and progressing along nicely to this day. I don't have much of a support group though as I chose not to tell anyone about the surgery. I come here and read about all of your experiences, its been a great help. So many of you have been an inspiration Thanks!!!