Hi, just wanted you to know my sister had a very bad bouth with sleep apena. I few years ago she had the surgery to remove her uvuala and had to use a cpap. She also had to loose at least 50 pounds, which she did on the weight watchers diet. She now has lost and kept off over 55 pounds and is so much better she was able to get off the cpap, which she hated and had a very hard time with. She was told she is in remission and she must keep the weight off or she may end up back on to the breathing machine. She is doing great and we are so very proud of her. We all kept supporting her and praying for her and our prayers have been answered, Thank God. Try not to be so afraid, keep asking questions till you are comfortable with your disission and good luck.