Oh poor guy - this article really shows how lucky we are in Ontario

on 2/5/13 10:12 pm - Canada

I cannot imagine how hard this must be  - to lose all that weight (from 890 lbs to 334) and not be able to move!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/world/europe/paul-mason-is -one-third-the-man-he-used-to-be.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

on 2/5/13 10:44 pm - Ottawa, Canada

Im hoping a dr will step in free of charge and help him with his excess skin!

REF: October 3 '11 INFO SES: Dec 2 '11 NP :  June 13 '12 US: July 31'12 NUT/SW: August 1 '12 PSYCH: Sept 6 '12 MRI: Oct 3 '12 SURG CLASS: Nov 28 '12 MEET THE SURG JAN 28 '13 SURGERY FEB 20 '13


on 2/5/13 11:10 pm - Ottawa, Canada

Did you actually read it? They cover his skin removal, just require two year of weight stability - a totally normal medical requirement for plastic surgery of this complexity. Do you know that most responsible doctors here also require weight stability?

We, in Ontario, are not covered for full body excess skin removal. The only thing insured is a little pani surgery that removes only a tiny portion of what you have two years postop, IF you find a doctor who would do it and IF OHIP approves. We, people who self pay for extended plastics, are not just idiots, not knowing that we are lucky to live in Ontario and could have gotten it for free. There is no coverage for complex skin removal in Ontario. Duh!


Nata, a very happy DSer!
Starting BMI - 62, current BMI - NORMAL!!!!!.

204 pounds lost!!!!
on 2/6/13 12:43 am - Canada



on 2/5/13 11:10 pm - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 01/20/12

By the sound of it he would be at goal if he lost the excess skin. I hope he gets help, he has worked so hard.





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