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My story probably isn't so different from others. When I was a young girl, I was classified as an underweight child. At the age of 12, puberty hit, my first period came, and everything changed. I gradually began putting on weight and never stopped. I was diagnosed with PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome) and along with that came even more weight. Through high school I was overweight and by the time I graduated I weighed 225lbs for my five foot two and a half inch tall body. Thirteen years later I weigh 364lbs. It was time to do something serious. I tried many diets over the years only to fail, gain more weight, and I have large fertility problems due to my pcos (a family is what I dream of starting). I started researching gastric bypass, spoke to some friends here in Barrie that were having it done, and fell into a website that brought me to Barix Clinics. I spoke to a coordinator and was sent forms to have filled out by my family Dr for OHIP for prior approval for out-of-country funding for the surgery. That was done on January 5th, 2007. My consult with the Barix Clinic was scheduled for March 14th, 2007 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. When I left for my consult, I still didn’t know if I had my approval or not and the waiting was torturing me and it was beginning to show. My Mother had come along with me for the consult and I received a call from home that morning informing me that my approval had come through. I was ecstatic. That brings me up to date…..I had my Consult with Dr. Schram and informed him that I am approved by OHIP, now I am just waiting for a surgery date. Hopefully really soon, as I can’t wait to begin my new lease on life.