Well, so far it's been just over a month and I've lost approximately 40 lbs. I can't believe how this will change my life. I did this so that I didn't end up like the rest of my family members, with type 2 diabetes, sore hips, knees, ankles and feet, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc and then there's the looking better aspect, that I did for me. I still have a ways to go, but this is a great journey to a way better me. I would recommend this surgery to anyone who has tried and tried and tried to lose weight and keep it off. This is the best choice for permanent weight loss.