OHIP Application

June 7, 2006- Today I submitted my application to OHIP for coverage to have RNY surgery in Rochester, N.Y. This has been a long time coming. I first thought of having surgery done in 1986 after working at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, N.S. While working there, I used to see patients coming into the hospital to get the surgery and thought how this might help me with my weight problem. It has always been in the back of my mind as a possibility. Recently I saw a few documentaries about the RNY surgery and finally decided to take the first step. Now I'm so excited to get it done and begin a new life.

Being overweight has been an issue with me all of my life. I went to Weight Watchers the first time when I was 17 years old. I was on this diet for over a year, and was very successful. I lost 100 lbs. I remember back then, you had to eat 5 fish meals a week. To this day I have a hard time eating fish. Of course, it all came back and more. Over the next 20 years, I've tried every diet on the market. Atkins was always one of my favourites (Meat & Cheese). But again the story is the same, off again and on again. Normal sized people have no idea what it's like for us obese. If they could only walk a day in our shoes, they would have a different perception of what overweight is all about. Maybe they would not be so quick to say, "Well, just don't eat as much." Well I could go on and on, but I want to put all of that behind me and start looking toward a brighter future.

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Cornwall, ON
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