just came back from the first consultation. they measured my body, checked my heart, did blood test, did a walking test, checked my blood pressure...my blood pressure was great! i did awesome on the walk test.. they asked me to fill out questionnaires the whole time while i was doing this. so far so good. they gave me this smoothie product that i have to drink for 2 weeks for a liquid diet that is mandatory before my next screening process which is the psychological test as well as getting a full body physical, chest xray and what not. im feeling pretty positive so far. THey have 15 specialist surgeons from all over the state who review my case and see which surgery would best suit me. If they feel for ANY reason no matter how small that this is not right for me or that i will be at risk they will eliminate me from the pool. So cross your fingers n pray for me.. your support means the world to me.