My sister had a bypass about 10 years ago & has done really well. She has worked very hard at it & has maintained 160 lbs. She weighted 305 lbs. She told me the other day somebody told her she did it the easy way to lose weight. If I could have found this person I would have punched them out. ( I know my redneck is coming out.) It really makes me mad to hear someone say this. Nobody knows what she went thru. 10 years ago they cut you from above your stomach to your navel. Her c section scar almost meets her bypass scar. Now days it is all tiny cuts as the surgery has greatly improved. It is not easy to go thru this. Even now she must watch what she eats & how much. She said it was all worth it. So any of my fellow quilters who have done this you have my support & best wishes that this will work for you. It is a life time commitment & yes you can blow out your pouch with the bypass & go back to being fat. Now I will get off my soapbox. Just had to vent.