Well I had my surgery last Thursday. Met 3 others that had the lap band and one who had the sleeve after a lap band removal. It went great. I cannot believe I was so nervous. Everyone at OCC was awesome. The facility was great. Post op I went back and stayed at the hotel and glad I did, the ones that stayed overnight wished they wouldn't have. I feel GREAT. There is pain and gas but WALKING is key. Day after surgery walked from Marriott to Walmart and then after a nap, took a cab to the Revolution Ave for 2 hours of shoppping with my new banders. Pre op diet I was 245, at OCC weighed in at 235 and am now at 233. I think I am still full of fluids and gas. The post op diet is tough and I am only on day 4 but I can do this. I would love to me 25lbs down by end of 21 day post op liquid diet. Down 12lbs now.