Had it not been for your help and guidance and total support throughout I think I would have found the experience as manageable as I did. You went above and beyond the call of duty in being kind and helpful. The receptionists and the surgeon at the clinic were extremely helpful and communicated well. So far I am losing weight, I have lost 6 kilos in 4 weeks but I am struggling with food. I still cannot eat anything beyond soups and sloppy mashed food but I am coping with it well. Thank you for the help and kindness your support - your answers to my many questions have made it all happen. I hope when I return in February I can report great success.