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Hey Guys - I'm almost 18 months post RNY and have been maintaining at my goal weight since April. I moved to Chicago (Lakeview) a few months ago and wonder if any of you are from the city? I've started looking for a good support group or friends in the area to help me stay on track - the holiday was pretty rough with all of the temptations, but I made it through pretty much unscathed. Any recommendations you have would be great!

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Congratulations! I am from Chicago, but living in Texas. I have a couple of friends and family members who had the surgery currently living in Chicago. I can ask them where they went for support groups. Did you doctor's office give any recommendations or even have a support group available?

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Hi, yes, I'm local. PM me if you like.

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Chicago Proud (Near Westside)

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Welcome! Check with Illinois Masonic to see if they have a post-surgery support group. That hospital is in your neighborhood. The NorthShore network of hospitals definitely do, but they meet in Skokie and Vernon Hills.

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On 1/9/2017 at 12:18 AM, MsPerisha said:

Congratulations! I am from Chicago, but living in Texas. I have a couple of friends and family members who had the surgery currently living in Chicago. I can ask them where they went for support groups. Did you doctor's office give any recommendations or even have a support group available?

14 hours ago, nycholle said:

Im in Chicago and really need some support to lose the last25-35 pounds. Help!

This is the GUYS ONLY ROOM.
Please respect that.

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My apologizes, i had no idea. I did a search for the word Chicago and it brought me to this post. I am new to using this and had no idea.

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Rush Chicago -https://doctors.rush.edu/details/1378/philip-omotosho-surgery-chicago-oak_park

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