I was doing the atkins and was stuck lost 20 lbs then it just stopped, was angry to learn a freind was getting this done in the states and she isnt evev fat, angry becouse i needed it and couldnt aford it. I guess more jelous than angry, soi was trying to get a insurance that would pay, no luck, came across weightloss agents and applied for 17000 to get it done, well was turnrd down and i was ready to just be fat for ever, i said god please find a way. 3days later wla called me and i was aproved for 6000 and they told me about jerusalem hospital. Yes at first i was like no way ive heard tomany bad things. But a freind of a freind went in oct and she told me her experince, i was sold. So i put on my brave face infront of my family even tho i was scared to death. I had my surg june 15 2012, my start weight was 336, when i got home from my trip it said 312, i had to take a minute to gather myself i was over whelmed, tomorrow will be 1 month and i weight 299. 37 in one month feels amazing. So to anyone feeling the way i did, dont they are so nicd, clean, to be honest i was takin better care of there then the hospital in my own town. The only bad part of my trip was the was the way air ports treat fat people. Had no real pain other then the gas. But it is worth it everytime i have to grab my pants an pull them up cus there falling off instead of unbutting them couse there to tight. Its an amazing feeling. Good luck to you.