01 Aug '11, 3pm

Woman Afraid She'll Die Waiting for Weight Loss Surgery: According to Capital Health, the clinic that provides w...

Woman Afraid She'll Die Waiting for Weight Loss Surgery: According to Capital Health, the clinic that provides w...

Lillian Coakley, a 42 year old resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, isn’t dead yet, but she has already written her own obituary. Coakely is obese and is currently on the waiting list for bariatric surgery, a procedure that reduces mortality rates and significantly improves the patient’s health. According to Capital Health, the clinic that provides weight loss surgery for the province of Nova Scotia, the waiting list is currently more than 10 years long. Coakley fears she won’t make it that long. In a guest post on Weighty Matters , the blog of Ottawa obesity doctor Yoni Freedhoff, Coakely wrote that her province’s health care system has failed her and many others like her who struggle with their weight and with obesity. Her obituary began like this: We are sad to inform you of the untimely passing of a young mother, sister daughter and friend. She died at a young age due to c...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/woman-afraid-shell-die-waitin...

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