My heart goes out to you Jenni- I'm sorry you are going through this. I second what many already said- I think it's great you and DH are going to go the traditional way to lose the weight rather than the quick fix. My DH is overweight and has been for some time. Over the past 3 months, something has struck a cord, and he has lost 35lb just through good, old fashioned diet and exercise. Not saying it has been easy for him, but totally worth it as he feels so much better physically and mentally. You can do it!

Also- think looking into a second opinion is a good idea. Even as you go on this weight loss journey, wouldn't hurt to hear what another RE says. You're in my T & Ps!!!