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Hi all! Today is day 5 of my 3 week pre-op. Is there any existing support group near Abbotsford or interested folks to start one?

All the best to you.

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Hi all! Today is day 5 of my 3 week pre-op. Is there any existing support group near Abbotsford or interested folks to start one? <br> All the best to you.

Let me know if you find out! Chilliwack here...

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Hi! I'm in Delta, but I'd be totally happy to drive out your way. Did either of you guys find a group? If not, did you just want to meet the three of us for coffee or something? I'd love to chat to other people who have been through WLS... I got banded on Sept 3rd.

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Helloooo

I'm from New West. I'd be up for a meet up.

I was sleeved 08/25/14

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Looks like there is interest in a meet-up. Would an evening work during the week or would a weekend be better?

A nice middle mark would be good - maybe Langley somewhere?

Let's start with those questions first and hopefully we can come up with our first support meeting soon!

:o)

Joyce

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I'm happy to meet in Langley! How about a Starbucks near the freeway? Maybe the one at 200th St & 86th Ave D/T-Langley? Evenings are better for me, I could be there any evening by about 7:30pm. Even if it's just 2 of us to start, I'm excited to meet someone else going through this :)

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Still at beginning process. Had phone consult and am awaiting in person consult with Dr Katherine Hsu at False Creek Lap Band clinic.

I'm Ready........I see you had your surgery with her. What was your experience? How long was it from the consult time to surgery date (I am private pay). Thanks!

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Hi nurse mom! My consult was Aug 20 and my surgery date was Sept 3, so not long at all. I have had two fills now (I got one at false creek just this morning!) and I'm loving my lap band! In August I started this journey at 272.2lbs and I'm now at 229lbs. It's still hard work losing the weight, but the band is the tool I need to keep me on track the days I can't do it through willpower :). If you ever wanted to meet up and discuss, I'm around! I live in north delta :)

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Just had my second fill at the False Creek clinic this week and Sue from Mississauga was there for the day. They will be starting a support group in the new year to be held there in False Creek for anyone who can travel in. I certainly don't mind once in a while but would like to proceed with something here in the FV as well. Soooooo I know everyone will have Christmas busyness to deal with so how about Monday, Dec 29 at 7:30 at the Starbucks in Langley that was mentioned in an earlier post? I think it's on 200th.

It might be a way for us to say goodbye to 2014 and look forward to the new year with added support and friends!

Hope to see you there! I'm Joyce and will try to remember to wear my teal coloured wrap so you can find me.

Merry Christmas all!

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I realize I'm late to this thread, but I'm in downtown Van and would be up for a meetup.

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Sure! I'd like to meetup, I'm in North delta, but I work in Burnaby part time. Want to get a coffee one evening? Or after work on a Thursday? I can come downtown, or meet in east van?

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That would be great. I can meet wherever. I try to get out of that downtown bubble! When is a good date? My main occupation is a housewife, so my schedule is very flexible.

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That's my main occupation too! How about May 12, 7:30pm at the JJ Bean at Main and 14th? My email is mskatewatson@gmail.com, might be easier than posting on the board?

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Just wondering if you ladies were able to meet up in May? I had surgery in January 2014 and have been looking for some sort of support in the lower mainland as well. I think it would be easier to talk to someone who has been through the same thing as me.

Teresa

Maple Ridge

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