Hi! I just ran across this, and I'm so glad you're considering lap-band! I don't know your specific situation, of course, but for me, this was definitely the right thing. I only wish I'd done it sooner.
I'm having my second "fill" (tightening of the band) on Friday, which is necessary to maintain the right amount of restriction as I lose weight. In spite of everything that went wrong in my life, and in spite of totally failing to follow the post-op-period instructions I was given, I've had no problems with the band.
I was worried that the band might not work for me, because I didn't always eat out of hunger -- I ate because I enjoyed it, and I was afraid being physically unable to eat freely would make me miserable. But to my surprise, I really don't mind it! Once I'm full, I'm fine with it... even my favorite foods don't really tempt me once I'm full. Sometimes I wish I had eaten less of one thing in order to save some room for another... but even that doesn't bother me much. I don't know whether it works that way for everyone, but it sure is working for me!
If you want to talk about anything at all, just PM me, okay? I hope your appointment goes well!