Thank you. I'm literally crying over your comment because nobody in my life has been supportive of my wish to get the surgery. Everyone has told me to just try harder to lose weight- my GP included. I feel very lonely due to this issue, even though I have many people in my life. Everyone in this forum is a big inspiration to me, so thanks all of you for sharing your experiences. The U.K. Still has a huge stigma about wls, I have not met a single person who has had it over here so all you guys are a real wealth of experience that have allowed me to understand there is another tool I can use to help me get healthy. I know I am not morbidly obese, but all the fat is in my stomach and I can't sit down without being winded/ can't cut my toenails, tie my shoes comfortably/ can't lie on my back or front because my fat suffocates me! I'm uncomfortable in my body. Anyway, thanks- it helps to write it down to organise my feelings about the whole thing. Take care everyone.