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@ageb 29651 wrote:

thanks for the kind words and support
was a bit down after waiting all that time for him to turn around and say that
when he could have said it 6 months ago.

my local PCT is the royal devon & exeter, and they state “uncontrolled hypertension” as a co-morbid

I have been on the NICE website and the NICE guidelines state “high blood pressure that could be improved if they lost weight”

now i guess that my local PCT does not follow the guidelines , however the PCT in Taunton seem to follow the NICE guidelines as thier website states the above statement as shown on the NICE website
the Taunton PCT also say they accept referals from out of area, so looks like I can ask my GP to refer me to the Taunton PCT, which is the place I would have to go for surgery (if funded) anyway as they dont do it at Exeter

I have telephoned the Exeter PCT weight loss team, but no one answered , so left a message so i can clarify the
criteria on co-morbids with them, just incase they would accept me as a referal, hopefully they will get back to me soon and I will update here to say how I get on with them.

If not I will ask my GP to refer me to Taunton PCT as i do meet their criteria, bit further to travel but needs must

just want to get the ball rolling, if all else fails I will go private, so am already trying to save what i can

You know, sometimes I think the fact that funding is so hard to get is the first really big test as to whether or not someone is serious about weight loss surgery. the fact that there are many of us who struggled for YEARS proves that we do indeed have the will and tenacity to make it work! Why else would we put ourselves through so much heartache and stress?!

Just keep pushing and then a bit more. It will prove to everyone concerned that you are dedicated to the task in hand and are not any sort of quitter! I had to admit defeat bout my plastics funding but then that wasn’t life threatening. getting my wls literally was a matter of life or death for me.

Please keep us informed and come here anytime you need support, information or just a ruddy good vent!

Doodah x

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