After all my ranting this weekend - I got a date today! Thanks for all the encouraging words.
I will be officially banded on 2/10 --- that's exactly one month from today.
I was hoping it would be a bit sooner, but I'm staying positive. I didn't put all of this weight on in one month, I can wait another month for surgery. I have my band class in two weeks and then start the pre-op diet on 1/27.
I'm very excited about the future!!!