Oh Kim, I'm so excited for you! It seemed like the waiting for me was forever, too, and now I'm 3 weeks post-op and already 34 lbs lighter!
I hope you just love your band. I had a lap RNY and I love it! But I don't love being queasy sometimes when I have the dump syndrome, which you won't have with a band.
Good luck for you, and what a nice, early Christmas gift!