Hello, Everyone calls me Big H, so I change my log on name here to Little H (irony little H has more letters). Anyway, I am 7 days post op and as far as hospital visits go this has been my least painful recovery. I have had gallbladder removed and have had a hernia repair in the past...both were painful recoveries. I feel great weighed in at 381 lbs when I started my liquid diet 1 week prior to surgery (3/8/17) and I weighed in today at 355. Look forward to my journey in my new self and helping others as I learn about this venture myself.