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Chicago -

Holiday season is here and it can be difficult for us bandsters. It would be wonderful to have a get together with other Chicago bandsters for some Soup or light lunch/dinner.

Anyone interested? Email me at shampoosh@gmail.com or reply to this post - let's be a support to each other and gain new friends along the way!

Veteran and newbie bandsters welcome!

Lynn

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ANYONE OUT THERE FROM THE NORTHWEST SUBURBS I.E., MT. PROSPECT, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ETC.? BANDED ON JAN 28, 2008 AND LOST 32 LBS UP TILL 10/16/08. COULD USE SOME SUPPORT. :thumbup:

I'm in Grayslake ... I could use a buddy, myself! Let me know if you still need someone to talk to.

-Sarah H.

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Kathy5--My name is Cassandra and I am in the Northwest suburbs. I have been banded just over 2 years now. Actually my '2 year bandiversary' was Nov. 20th! I am more than happy to be a source of support. You can always e-mail me at cottonkandy28@hotmail.com, including anyone else out there that may need support! We are all in this together and I am hoping that maybe some of my experience may be able to help someone else!

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hi,

i am from des plaines and am in need of support. i have had nothing but problems this year with my band. i have had 2 slips in 4 months. i had my band done at mercy hospital with drs. rosett and bonomo. everytime i have gone to an er for a problem, they are clueless. i have since change to dr. galvani from uic hoping this will be a better choice. still would like to buddy up with some other bandsters around the area or so.

linda

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HEY KINS,

I HAD MY SURGERY 8/13/08 AT Alexian Brothers/Suburban SURGICAL CARE CENTER. THEY ARE A BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE FOR ALL BARTIATIC SURGERY AND HAVE THE LOWEST FATALITY RATE AND HIGHEST SUCCESS RATE IN THE ILLINOIS AREA. THAT SOLD ME. I USED DR. PETER RANTIS. MY SURGERY DATE WAS 8/13/08 AND SO FAR NO PROBLEMS, IT BEEN A BREEZE. I GET MY FIST FILL 9/11/08. OTHER THAN THE UNUSAL WAIT (IN THE WAITING ROOM) I AM PLEASED. HOPE THIS HELPS.

GOODBODY OUT

Hello,

I am thinking of going to Alexian brothers also..How much was your cost of surgery, and out of pocket cost after the insurance paid for their portion?? I just wanted to know if he is expensive but i live in this area..

lilly

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Hi all. I live in Montgomery and I too would love to have some buddies in the area. I kinda fell of the wagon over the holiday and I really need to get back on track. Anyone else have this problem?

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Hi all,

I am newly banded and live in Edgewater (NE Chicago). Does anyone know of a group in Chicago proper that gets together for support and healthy socializing? I am not out in the burbs very often.

Cheryl

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Hi all,

I am newly banded and live in Edgewater (NE Chicago). Does anyone know of a group in Chicago proper that gets together for support and healthy socializing? I am not out in the burbs very often.

Cheryl

Hi Cheryl - I posted a thread on the IL thread earlier today with the schedule of some up-coming support group meetings. They are mostly in the burbs, but if you can make it, next Wednesday is a strictly LapBand group in Vernon Hills.

I live in Chicago, but work in the burbs so it works out for me okay.

Did you just move to Chicago?

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