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I'm in Colorado Springs too I am scheduled for My sleeve June 19th:)

Awesome! Which doctor are you going with? There is a support group at Penrose St. Francis that I am going to start going to. Prayers are with you. :-)

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I'm in Colorado Springs too I am scheduled for My sleeve June 19th:)

Oh and congrats on your date! It's like a countdown for getting out of prison or something, lol.

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I live on fort Carson dr Wilcox is my surgeon and yes 20 days to start my journey to finding myself again when I'm so heavy I am a totally different person... Wish I could go to a support group that I knew someone at I went to the one here at Evans and no one talked to me I'm to shy in person to talk to anyone( I'm to scared of what mean things they will say to me bc I'm so huge ) maybe ill try to go again after I have the surgery...

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Oh my dear, the VST support group at Penrose is full of people who have not had surgery and have had surgery. There are some very big boned people there. No one is going to comment at all, because everyone is on the same path. :-) The main gal who runs it, use to be over 500lbs. She had the VSG about ten years ago, and helps a lot. I will look up the info and post it in a while. It's not just sitting around talking. There is crafts, and meal planning, tip exchanges, etc.

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Thanks is it for anyone or just the people having surgery there?

It's for anyone. It is called "Partners for life" Weight Loss Surgery Discussion Group

Meeting Location:

Penrose Hospital

2222 North Nevada Ave

Colorado Springs, Co

Cancer Center Conference Rooms A/B/C

Meeting Dates:

2nd Friday - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

3rd Tuesday - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

3rd Saturday - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

There are arts and crafts, guest speakers, meal planning, exercising, game nights, hair/nail care, Label Reading, Blenderology, etc.

The June schedule is;

June 14th (Friday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Group Meeting plus Nutrition Bingo

June 15th (Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Group Meeting plus Open Forum

June 18th (Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Group Meeting plus plastic surgery w/ Guest speaker: Dr. Heinz

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The dr called me this mornin and he changed my surgery date to umm... This Monday....I'm kinda freaking out.... I may try to make it for some of those they do them here on fort Carson also I need to go to them!!

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The dr called me this mornin and he changed my surgery date to umm... This Monday....I'm kinda freaking out.... I may try to make it for some of those they do them here on fort Carson also I need to go to them!!

Good luck! Keep us posted!

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Colorado Springs here. Will be sleeved in Denver at University Hospital on October 3rd. Excited and nervous add heck.

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I'm in Aurora. I was sleeved almost a year ago - down about 159 :)

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I'm in Aurora also. I can't believed I've never seen this thread.. Let's get it going again.... I'm a year out, sleeved by Dr. Metz. I would love to get in contact with more people here

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Congrats to the Colorado sleevers. I had my surgery 3/18/2013 the first day of the rest of my life.

How are you doing approximately 5 months post op?

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The dr called me this mornin and he changed my surgery date to umm... This Monday....I'm kinda freaking out.... I may try to make it for some of those they do them here on fort Carson also I need to go to them!!

How are you doing? On this thread, you are one of the newest people to be sleeved to date and I know the first month is usually the hardest and then it slowly gets better (re: eating)...

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Colorado Springs here. Will be sleeved in Denver at University Hospital on October 3rd. Excited and nervous add heck.

How is your pre-surgery weight loss going? Have you weaned yourself off of caffeine and things that have bubbles? I don't feel like I did enough before surgery...except that I got off of caffeine and bubbles.

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I'm in Aurora also. I can't believed I've never seen this thread.. Let's get it going again.... I'm a year out' date=' sleeved by Dr. Metz. I would love to get in contact with more people here[/quote']

Dr. Metz was supposed to be my surgeon, but the hospital let him go literally three weeks before my surgery. I could not imagine waiting to see what would happen with Dr. Metz, so I allowed Dr. Long to do my surgery, but it was a very upsetting thing.

I assume that you still do your annual check ups with Dr. Metz, so I was wondering how he is doing in his new practice?

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How is your pre-surgery weight loss going? Have you weaned yourself off of caffeine and things that have bubbles? I don't feel like I did enough before surgery...except that I got off of caffeine and bubbles.

I haven't had caffeine or soda in about 5 months. I am 10 pounds down and my only thing left is my psych eval and I'm having a heck of a time finding someone to see me as they are all not accepting new patients or no longer practicing. I finally found one guy who will see me in September but if like to get it over with sooner if possible. Been working out about 30 mins a day 5-6 days a week and can definitely see some toning already and plan to up the exercise as I go.

I was originally going to go to Penrose and started the process there but changed jobs and my new insurance required me to go to Denver.

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