Hi. I’m 58 years old, 280lb, sick and tired of feeling ashamed of my obesity. Now jumping through all the hoops for pre-authorization. Hope for VSG with Dr. Thomas Cerabona at Putnam Hospital in NY State before year end. My wife is supportive, which makes me a lucky guy. Most friends and family think bariatric surgery is a bad idea. I have read and studied a lot about the surgery, but still learning. Hope to be over prepared for surgery. But reading academic papers about WLS is not the same as listening to other people who’ve gone through it. Also love Reeger Cortell’s Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. I know some people lose a lot more than average and some people lose little. I hope for the best but want to be ready for whatever may happen. I hope you guys can help me and hope I can be supportive for you.