I am a 3 year cancer survivor. I was down to 168 but only because of severe anxiety, I wasn't eating and was in bed and didn't want to be around others. Once I was feeling better I began to eat and gained all my weight back plus more. I have thought about bariatric surgery for a very long time (about 16 years) and have decided to take the plunge and go for it. I am excited for the new chapter of my life to begin. My husband and family are 100% behind me and that make me feel good. I am doing this for myself but also for my husband because I want to be able to go places with him and walk, walk, walk. My pup will be glad also because this will mean that I can walk her.