Just wanted to put a little plug in here if you're interested. There is a support group in Chaska at the 212 Medical Building every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Monday of Each Month. They meet on the third floor conference room of the building at 6pm and it's about an hour. The group is usually run by Dr. Hal Baumchen (Psychologist) unless there is a special topic of dietary or product rehlm.
If interested in more information call 952-442-7820. I am a patient of Abbott's but I now work for Ridgeview's Bariatric and Weight Loss Center and am usually at the groups as a patient. We range from 9-25 people each time and in my opinion Hal does a great job of keep the group on topic and giving everyone a chance to talk if you want. Everybody and anybody is welcome. There are a couple of ladies who are 7-9yrs post op that come so that is very interesting to have that dynamic.
Just thought I'd let you know. We are seeing a lot of patients from the Hutch, Glencoe, Gaylord, New Ulm, Mankato area because of the location.
Wish you the best!
"Failure is not falling off the wagon. It's failing to get back on"
SW 291, CW 157, 1st Goal 230 (hit 1st goal 6/15/09 2.5mo after surgery), 2nd Goal 199 (Hit second goal 9/1/09 almost 5mo to the day of surgery, Doc's Goal 175 (Hit Third goal 12/11/09 8 mo, 12 days post op)
My Range to weigh is 148-175ish