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Lorraine
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I too live in West Sussex and applied for funding about a year or so ago and was turned down. They said that I needed to prove that I had tried to lose weight. My GP said that she would apply again if I went to the surgery to get weighed every month. After 6 months she applied again and I was approved for funding. I then had a choice of hospitals but was told that Chichester had closed their list. I waited a while and then asked her to apply to Chichester when they did re-open their list. She sent the forms off on April 24th, I had my first appointment in May and my op in June.
I did have other problems that were a contributing factor. I have sleep aponea, high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, but the thing that clinched it for me was a heart problem which was safer to treat with WLS than a heart operation. I took the letters from my cardiologist with me to my appointment which may have helped speed up my op. My BMI was around 48-50 at the time of my first consultation, lower than that when I applied for funding the first time but I don’t remember what it was.
All I can say is a great big ‘THANK YOU ‘to West Sussex PCT and Chris Pring for saving my life.

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