Topic: RE: I need to help my morbidly obese mom before it's too late!
I've been attending a weight wise clinic in Edmonton for the past 9 months. My GP sent me there to do weight wise modules, 9 in all, it took a few months because I live in fort mcmurray and have to travel there and its expensive. After the training my name went on a list to see a team of Drs. to assess my health and weight. I waited 2 years,I had mostly forgotten about, and quite surprised when they called to book an appointment. At first I was asigned a nurse went to Edmonton to see a nurse, cost 3-400$ just to drive down,stay over night and come back. Next trip was to see nurse(kathy) sherry(dietition)Dr Sharma(specialist in weight loss surgery).Cost more cause I had to stay 2 nights. First app. was june 2011, august 2011, october 2011 and just last week feb 23-24. Throughout these appointment I was nurse,dietition,dr. sharma.dr. Bonder(phyic) and psycologist. I got a call on the following monday to come see Dr. Sharma and Dr.Karmilia on april 11-12. I think they are going to schedule surgery,this is want the app.is about and they will decide if im ready.so all together it took 4 years so far and I might get in done in the next couple of months,I'm sooooo excited.
I'm in canada but there are weight wise clinic in the us. If you can get a Dr. to do a house visit it might help. Also if your parents are veterans,they must qualify.search it up or call veteran affairs.you can also call a psychaitist for help and advice.