Newbie Seeking Support Group

Vonni
on 3/19/18 6:16 am

Good day comrades! Hope all is well. I'm considering having the VSG preformed and will be having my second consultation appointment with Dr. Bovier next week. Looking for a support group with real support. I'm nervous yet excited to have this done but with communicating with those with experience and with stories of success, I know that this will aid me to meet my goals, and maybe help aid someone along the way!! Thanks!

Gwen M.
on 3/19/18 6:24 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Are you looking for an in-person support group? I'd start by asking your surgeon's office for advice.

Otherwise, ObesityHelp is a great substitute for many who don't have access to a support group in real life!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Vonni
on 3/19/18 6:32 am

Thanks for replying Gwen! I don't drive so it would be best for me to do the online than the in-person support.

Gwen M.
on 3/19/18 6:33 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Then stick around OH :D It's a great place to ask questions, get information, and find support.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Vonni
on 3/19/18 6:39 am

Thanks again Gwen! Great advise!! I sure will!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 3/19/18 6:29 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I go to in-person support group meetings once a month, but I am on here daily. OH (ObesityHelp) is way more informative, helpful and provides more consistent support for me than in person (and it is always available).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

Vonni
on 3/19/18 6:36 am

I like that Liz! Thanks

Jess Says Yes
on 3/19/18 7:41 am
VSG on 10/24/17

Welcome! I have found this site to be SO helpful. Before my VSG I searched through tons of old posts here to learn as much as I could and I felt very prepared for surgery! after surgery I have tried to consistently take part in the daily menu thread. There are so many kind and informed people here and it's nice to hear from others who truly understand what you're going through. I'm so happy I had VSG, and I wish you well as you consider your options!

Jess

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

Age: 36 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:180

Pre-op:-32 M1-26 M2-11 M3-13 M4-10 M5-13 M6-8 M7-12 M8-7 M9-7 M10-0 M11-11

Vonni
on 3/19/18 10:50 am

Thanks Jess for your words of wisdom! I really appreciate it and thanks for taking the time to respond!

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 3/19/18 9:21 am
RNY on 08/05/19

OH is great for support. You can post questions, read others' advice, and get help.

There are daily "what are you eating" threads, and many people here use them for their daily accountability check. I'd definitely suggest reading through some of the older ones, both to get an idea of what post-op eating is like, as well as to see the kind of environment we have here on OH.

Welcome!

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

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