Are there any support groups in YYC?

Lessofmein17
on 2/19/17 8:56 pm
VSG on 02/14/17

Hi!

I am looking for a support group in Calgary. If there isn't one, are there enough of us to start one?

Thanks!

Pond Jumper
on 2/21/17 6:33 am - Calgary, Canada
VSG on 07/10/17

I don't know of an existing one but I'd be interested if we had enough people. I'm in the Edmonton group on Facebook and I've seen mention of people posting to the Calgary group, but as yet I haven't found it. The Edmonton people seem to meet up semi regularly and I can imagine the support is worth any effort put in, this journey can feel a little lonely at times and to discuss it with people going through the same thing.... well I can only imagine it would be a good thing.

I was only thinking this weekend that we need a Calgary specific group and was mulling over whether it would be worth starting one, great minds think alike and all that.

 

Referral to CABSC: Aug 2016 (weight 267.4lbs) Orientation (Online): Sept 2016 Intake Assessment: Oct 2016 Nutritionist: Nov 2016 Psych: Dec 2016 Nutritionist: Jan 2017 Surgery Info Class: Feb 2017 Nurse Practitioner: Feb 2017 Meet the Surgeon: Mar 2017 (weight 225lbs) Surgery Prep Class: April 2017 Nurse Practitioner Check in: May 2017 (weight 221lbs) Endoscope: May17th 2017 Surgery: July 10th 2017

Pre-op: 52lbs; Post-op: M1: 14lbs, M2: 10lbs, M3: 5lbs, M4: 6lbs, M5: 2lbs (stall), M6: 4lbs, M7: 5lbs, M8:6lbs, M9:5lbs, M10:4lbs, M11:4lbs

Lessofmein17
on 2/21/17 10:09 am
VSG on 02/14/17

Maybe we should start one?! Lol it might be a group of two to being with. But I bet it would grow pretty quickly!

Pond Jumper
on 2/21/17 10:23 am - Calgary, Canada
VSG on 07/10/17

I think we should definitely do that if there isn't one already. We should hold fire for a short while in case there is a running group but if we hear nothing in a few days (as this board doesn't get many views) we should go ahead!

Referral to CABSC: Aug 2016 (weight 267.4lbs) Orientation (Online): Sept 2016 Intake Assessment: Oct 2016 Nutritionist: Nov 2016 Psych: Dec 2016 Nutritionist: Jan 2017 Surgery Info Class: Feb 2017 Nurse Practitioner: Feb 2017 Meet the Surgeon: Mar 2017 (weight 225lbs) Surgery Prep Class: April 2017 Nurse Practitioner Check in: May 2017 (weight 221lbs) Endoscope: May17th 2017 Surgery: July 10th 2017

Pre-op: 52lbs; Post-op: M1: 14lbs, M2: 10lbs, M3: 5lbs, M4: 6lbs, M5: 2lbs (stall), M6: 4lbs, M7: 5lbs, M8:6lbs, M9:5lbs, M10:4lbs, M11:4lbs

Tempestt
on 2/23/17 5:41 pm
VSG on 09/07/16

The Bariatric Sisterhood, a secret group on FB for women only, has a group with meetings in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary. You can look for me, Tempestt Smith and I can add you, if you give me some info about your journey. They do vet members, so you'll get a message, possibly in your "other" folder, asking you questions from the admin. 

Sleeve September 7, 2016

5' 3"; Highest Weight/Program Start Weight: 256.6 lbs.; Surgery Weight: 214.6 lbs. Goal Weight: 145

"A year from now you will wish you started today." - Karen Lamb

bantammom
on 6/16/17 3:35 pm

Hello. I'm new today.

I'm in Airdrie and accepted into the Calgary Clinic. I would be interested in the Calgary forum too.

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