I had the Gastric Sleeve about a year and a half ago. I had no problems after surgery, no pain, no vomiting, no nausea. I did have a fair amount of restriction initially and of course was on my best mental behavior. But within 6 months of surgery I was already fighting my old demons and am still fighting them. I lost 30 pounds on my own before surgery and 70 after the surgery for the total of 100 pounds lost. I still fight every day like I am on a diet because in reality I am. I have not lost my cravings or mental tendencies to overeat and I am still a carboholic. If I break it down per pound it was definitely more than the average person can afford. The surgery costs about 20K so my 70 pounds cost somewhere around $285.00 a pound. Yes I am about 95 pounds lighter than I started and happier in that way but still a fat girl with the overeater mentality. I wish I could be more positive but it is what it is. You will always be watching everything you eat and wanting things you can't have. Just be aware of that going in. You have to use it as a tool, and I don't do that very well.