This surgery was a huge blessing for me and my life. I was at the point where diets didn't help, exercise hurt and I was always depressed and tired. After the surgery I started to love myself more and my life changed in so many amazing ways. Being mindful to never over do it again was hard at first and learning how to tame the acid at night (eat more, drink more or last ditch effort tums and sleep slightly elevated), but after a while it becomes second nature. I've calculated my groceries and meal savings over the past year and I saved over $11,600 in one year! More than enough to cover the surgery twice and the additional benefits I've experienced are invaluable! If you are thinking about it now, just do it. You wont regret it at all!!