Not sure how many people actually come here to read...but if you are one, I am so sorry I haven't kept up with it more! I know I am sad when I go to a blog I like only to see it hasn't been updated in FOREVER :(
I post a lot on the vertical sleeve talk forum, but this is mine, and I should do better....
I just passed my 5 month surgiversary...and weigh 218 as of this morning. I wear a 14/16 and I believe that is like 74 pounds down from July 2nd! I love it.
I haven't puked once, been in pain, or had any major problems. The worse thing has been my hair thinning out, but I had a lot to start with and I know it will thicken out again with time.
I love this surgery.
If you are thinking about it - go for it. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself.