I want to celebrate my weight loss to date which has eventually achieved the NHS target, for me to be on the waiting list for a Roux en y operation (which will support my weight loss efforts even more). At my heaviest and on correct insulin for my morbibly obese body I was 136kgs. Now sitting at 125-126kgs. I have done it my way (low carb), dieticians way (bariatric and diabetes) and been influenced by the forum and its members varied views. For my family who need me the most I had decided 3yrs ago that a full by-pass would help me stay alive and for longer (maybe). I was extremely ill and needed hospitalizing every winter. I knew I was skirting death. I am much lighter and as a result I am not choking to death from the weight and a common cold pressing on my enlarged chest. That few stones of weight loss has helped with the severity of that but not as close to miles apart as I'd like. My operation and further weight loss should do that. I'm now realising that maybe my meds will be replaced rather than reduced but we'll see. Obviously far less serious meds though. Which medics will appreciate more. I'd love to one day come here and revise this post to say I'm med free. For all my health conditions... but diabetic insulin injections will be a fine start. Here's to very low units of insulin, if any and far less tablets to take. Cheers!