Are you absolutely set on having the surgery?
I only ask because my doctor had recommended WLS and I was so afraid to do it (nothing personal about WLS, I am scared of any kind of surgery
). I asked my doctor if I could try a medically supervised diet first and see if I could lose any weight that way. She approved, esp. since the surgery/insurance would probably require it for a time period anyways and guess what, I lost weight and am learning how to eat like a "normal" person!! I would have never known I could even do this without seeing a sign that I swear was advertised to me on the hospital wall as I left my appointment.
I have lost my weight in just about 8 months and still plugging along with 2-4lbs a week weightloss. This is almost on par (if not more) that I would have lost having the surgery without having to go through the recovery and easing back into exercise.
Please know, this post is not to discourage you from having the surgery. I am all for whatever works for anyone to get their weight off. I just never knew I had any alternative.
And I just looked at my calendar, at 3 months into my diet, I was down 60lbs. !!
I wish you lots of luck!! I hope you get more replies with helpful information.