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    Posted: 21 Jan 2017 at 10:37am
Everyday I faithfully logon to this forum - even when there were no new posts. I found I could go back and revisit topics and even find ones I missed and get information that helped me. I am very sad that this forum is ending. I tried the Facebook page several years ago and left quickly because I did not like the trivial remarks and I found the instant unthoughtful outbursts were not inspiring. I have asked to rejoin the St. Lukes Bariatric Facebook group and I hope it will be positive, otherwise I will have no other bariatric feedback or outlet. Thank you all for being with me during my walk the past 5 years - you were all certainly a part of my success story.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nadia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2017 at 6:21am
I am sad about this forum closing too because we got an educational angle and perspective here and could interact with the medical professionals at St. Luke's with the proper professional control monitoring the website as needed to avoid unprofessional remarks of an attacking or insulting nature by some. Since I am open-minded and a lifelong learner, I am joining Facebook, but not enthusiastically.   It may grow on me if I give it time.
THANK YOU Maureen Miletics, Nancy V, Barbara M, Terri D, Dorothy M and others who have taught us along the way.  Please know that you are appreciated. Beer
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cindy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2017 at 7:03pm
I totally understand your sentiments SCalifano.  The facebook page can be quite "rough" at times and there have been a few instances where I have almost thrown the towel in on it.  Perhaps now that the St. Luke's staff will be more active there, the same support and accurate information which we found here will be found there.  I hope you are able to find the same or similar support in that arena!   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cinderella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2017 at 5:53am
Uh ... I guess I need to catch up ... really?  This is shutting down?  Not happy.  I like this layout ... the facebook page is not as focused ... can't both still exist?
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I do understand Cinderella.  And I certainly understand that the Facebook sight has been ridiculous at times.  I've twice almost checked out of there.  However, in it's defense, it has been better here of late.  And I have seen that the St. Luke's staff are already on there in great force.  It's awesome to see...and I bet folks will behave much better than they did previously.  

Although I hate to see this forum gone, let's face it...so few use it.  It's difficult, as all change is.  But in the end I really think the Facebook forum will become a much, much better place to be.  

I REALLY DO HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU, SCALIFANO AND ANYONE ELSE CREEPING AROUND ON THIS FORUM HEAD OVER TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE rather than just drop out.  Please!   
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