Saturday, February 9, 2013

Support group for 'Bariatric Surgery' people

I have been asked by a few people if I would be interested in starting a support group for people who are going thorugh the same process I am embarking upon. My answer is, yes I will, but I think I need to 'let a little more water go under the bridge first. I feel that although I run groups in my work as a counsellor, I would prefer to experience the 'ups and downs' that I know are just ahead of me. That in turn will give me a deeper understanding of the real world of future 'group members,' and bring a level of empathy to add to the experience I have already gained in groupwork. Read my blogs and I shall keep adding to them. The next stage on my journey is to see the Dietician, followed by my final meeting with the surgeon. Then it's 4 weeks of Optifast before the date with the 'future me.'
PS--If there are people who would like an online support group, I can create a Facebook page too. Let me know.