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I am from St. Paul. I am nearly 8 months post op. Where are you having/did you have your surgery at?

pam

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I am. 1 year post op. Surgery done at Abbott.

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@kcsunny so hard to eat or drink much loss of almost 60 lbs you need to talk i am here

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@@kcsunny (and anyone else who is interested)

I am not far away from you. I had my surgery done at Fairview Southdale. I have been going to support groups at Fairview Southdale and Fairview Riverside. (I work just down the street from Riverside at the U West Bank. )

Southdale's support group meeting is the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30. For July (next Wednesday) they/we are having an indoor picnic with post surgery appropriate potluck items. Items will likely be from a variety of phases of post surgery diets. There are some really good cooks in the bunch with LOTS of great recipes to share. Knowing the group, people will actually have copies of the recipes next to their dishes. I will be there so if you want to make sure you know someone, pm me and we can make plans!

The University of Minnesota/Fairview Riverside group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8. They are a great group also and have been welcoming to non-university patients, i.e. me and many others. THey have many long time post-op members who have great insights into maintenance. I will not be at the August meeting, but Barb, the leader, is great and super friendly, and Betty, one of the long-timers, is especially welcoming. Just mention that I recommended it for you and you will be all set. :)

I am pretty sure that I heard from a U of M support group member that she goes to a group at Unity. Another one mentioned I believe Regions. I believe having a support group is now a part of being a center of excellence so I imagine there are a few around. I can't vouch for what any of them are like, but I love and value my groups. My thought process on the support groups is that when I did weight watchers, etc. we met every week. My two Wednesdays a month are nothing timewise and I get some much support from them both at the meetings and out.

Also, I am no expert, but I am more than willing to chat with anyone about their journey. I am still in my honeymoon, but I have learned a lot already. Anything I can do to help anyone else on this journey, I am more than happy to do.

pam

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I am ! Surgery date 7-6-16

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Congratulations! Hope surgery went well. How are you feeling?

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I am from St. Paul. I am nearly 8 months post op. Where are you having/did you have your surgery at?

pam

I just started the process of having a revision. How id your journey going?

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Hello, I am from Roseville I had gastric bypass April 2004. Looking for support.

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I am in the process of having a revision. I'm looking for support as well.

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blooming prairie had mine in rochester jan 20 16 so glad i did it

Congratulations! I'm in Mankato and going through Rochester as well.

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@@kochie3

Its been pretty good although starting to slow down. I am more than halfway to my goal which is good, but have about 60 pounds to go. I had an easy recovery and haven't had too many problems so far. I have taken up running and start a training class for the TWin Cities 10 mile: Shortcut to the capital tomorrow night.

When are you hoping for your revision?

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