I'm having surgery in a week and a half to convert my lap band to sleeve. All being done in one operation, a week off work and, providing I do the right thing, a new me begins. And yes, I've had some second thoughts but I've been "morbidly obese" since my early 30s and I'm now 53. I need a permanent solution. I'm preparing a whole batch of interesting soups for my liquid recovery phase and I'm really looking forward to not being hungry because that sensation makes me go nuts!