I'm going abroad because I couldn't qualify for the surgery in the U.S.. I weigh around 200 lbs (I haven't been able to weigh myself in a few weeks due to traveling) and my BMI is 34 so I'm self pay. My wonderful, amazing, supportive husband is between his second and third year in law school and got an internship with a law firm for the summer that includes 3 weeks in their London office. I'd been researching weight loss surgery for a while and after reading some of your blogs and lap band talk I got the courage to book my surgery with Dr. Christian De Bruyne in Belgium during the time we would be in London. I'm going by myself tomorrow and he'll be there Friday evening after work. With my surgery less than two days away I'm scared to death and thinking, "What the hell did I do?" I know I can handle the post-op challenges and following the rules, but I am mostly just scared that I'm going to die. I've researched and read books and papers and statistics and I know that it is not likely, but my stomach is still in knots.
I'm not quite ready to post before pictures; just looking at them makes me cringe. I will after surgery. Wish me luck!