I am single mother of three and a survivor of stage 3 colon cancer. I have put off this surgery due to fear, fear of dying while under anesthesia, fear of complications after an long-term post surgery(if that makes sense). Another one of my greatest fears is the excessive skin that I may have in result of WLS. The reason I want to have this surgery is to prolong my life and lower my risks of returning cancer, lower my blood pressure and to prevent other illnesses related to obesity. I love my children dearly and want to see them, grown up and I'd like to grow old enough to say " I've enjoyed life to the fullest". I can't say that right now because with obesity came illness and it's cause be difficulty in my mobility in which has slowed me down in life. I'm ready now, no the fear is not gone, but I can't continue to allow it to home me captive. READY OR NOT, THE JOURNEY BEGINS NOW!!!! PRAY FOR ME!!!