Having the lapband surgery on March 5th 2008 has given me my life back. I was home bound for years. Good part of the time spent in bed. I had surgery on my back twice total of 4 disc I have knee problems which is getting better. high blood pressure ,cholesterol . I am off of 4 medications now. I go out almost every day I can go to stores to shop now instead of shopping on line or off television . Was able to go to Atlantic City. Bingo, and walks. I really didn't care wether I lived or not I was depressed almost gave up completly. Then I saw Lapband I went to seminar And I thought I have nothing to lose but this weight so I did it. Best thing I ever did in my life I have had no complications. Lost over 60 pounds so far. I feel great. I know I have a long way to go . But with my band I can do it for sure. I am a Happy Lady now!!! I am The Person in the Blue both Pictures.