I had mine out on January 10th, so Monday will be 3 weeks and I'm just now feeling like I'm going to live. Everyone keeps saying it will be worth it. I haven't decided that yet. I still have some throat pain and a lot of ear pain, but it is better and I do at least feel like I'm going to live and I've also lost 20 lbs, I guess that's a plus. I hope you feel better soon.