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Hi All!

I'm looking for sleevers in the DMV area. I hope to be sleeved in August and it's really hard to find good support groups in this area. Feel free to post here or send me a message!

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I am in VA and will be sleeved July 28th. Once it is done, I will let you know how it went. Post op diets and restrictions vary greatly with the surgeon. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes for you.

Khy

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I am in Baltimore and am 19 days post op from Dr. Aceves. I would love to find a local support group. If you have any questions...let me know. I am down 18 lbs post op and can tell you that it's not all roses and sunshine to this point but everything has a price and as the saying goes "no pain, no gain" or lose as is the case. I wouldn't change a thing but there are definite good and bad days. My best advice would be to give yourself time to heal. This is MAJOR surgery and your body and mind need time to recouperate!! I have an office job and am off for another week. You will have sudden bouts of fatigue and there will be tummy issues in the beginning and you will need to rest!! Remember to take care of yourself abd follow the post op diet to protect your new tummies!! Good luck and God bless!

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I am in Maryland (Pasadena/Ft. Meade)! I have had a horrible time finding any good local support groups but I am almost 8 months post and doing good with here and the FB group!!!

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I'm in the DVM, just starting the process for the pre-approval diet-I should be getting sleeved at Univ of Md in Bmore but I will be attending groups in the DC area (im sure you know that traffic on BW Parkway is a monster!) I have been to the Holy Cross program in Silver Spring and they have quite a large supportive following. Howard Univ also has a very extensive bariatric center with supports groups too.

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Oh @cali1212, Univ of Md with Dr. Kligman and Dr. Lo Mento have support groups. Google univ of md medical center bariatrics, their site has all the info. Also google Johns Hopkins bayview bariatric center, I believe they have support groups too.

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Hi Lexie,

How r u? I am looking to have the VSG at the end of the year. I am doing the 6m nutrition program now @ Providence Hospital. I had 2 visits so far, Aug will be my 3rd month. I went to a seminar in Greenbelt that Dr. LoMenzo held. I was interested in Dr. Kligman but he did not do seminars at Greenbelt. I also attended a seminar @ Howard Univ, Dr Fullum, who also worked @ Providence Hosp. Providence Hosp is where I plan to have my procedure w/Dr Mark Rickford. I attended a seminar, also Virginia Hospital Ctr. I had a hard time making a decision, but asked several questions at the seminar and chose Dr Richford. I really wanted to meet Dr Kligman, but I never came to Baltimore. I would like to keep in touch and see how u r doing. I would also like to attend some support group meetings prior to surgery, just to see how everyone's journey is going. Keep me posted. Peace & Blessings to you!

Oh @cali1212, Univ of Md with Dr. Kligman and Dr. Lo Mento have support groups. Google univ of md medical center bariatrics, their site has all the info. Also google Johns Hopkins bayview bariatric center, I believe they have support groups too.

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I live right down the street from Holy Cross and I had no idea they had a support group! thanks for the heads up.

I'm in the DVM, just starting the process for the pre-approval diet-I should be getting sleeved at Univ of Md in Bmore but I will be attending groups in the DC area (im sure you know that traffic on BW Parkway is a monster!) I have been to the Holy Cross program in Silver Spring and they have quite a large supportive following. Howard Univ also has a very extensive bariatric center with supports groups too.

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There are a bunch of people in woodbridge I saw on here too. I live in DC. My doc has a support group every third thursday. I think we should start one in DC on a Sunday or Saturday...Avoid the traffic. Does anyone want to meet up?

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Hi everyone! I'm a newbie (though I've been lurking for a while). I live in PG Co, but I work and go to school in DC. I'm planning to get sleeved in October--fingers crossed for all the pieces coming together. I'd love to get together with other pre- and post-op sleevers in the DC area. Maybe Teaism on a Saturday or Sunday? (I live for their Lavender-Lemon-Mint tea...) Or the Meridian Hill Park drum circle on a Sunday afternoon? Other ideas?

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One more.. Columbia Maryland here!!! TC

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Hello All I'm in Baltimore as well My date is June 25th 2012 i just started my pre op diet today..... it all feels so surreal. anyone close to my area?

find me on fitnesspal @ krazesarah

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I am in Mount Rainier, MD, just outside DC in Prince George's County. I would be interested in any gathering.

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I just got approved yesterday and should get scheduling information sometime next week. I live in Alexandria but am going through Johns Hopkins for the surgery.

It looks like a few people in the area have been through the surgery in the past year (would be lovely to get an update from them), or are on the verge (good luck to the gal whose surgery is on the 25th!). I think I heard that Inova Alexandria has begun a bariatric program and likely has a support group. The ones at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are great, but it's a haul to get there.

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TCravis -- I'm from Ellicott City, but I now live in Upstate NY. Small world!

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