So to recap. On the one hand, a procedure that's experimental at best has the Premiere of Saskatchewan crowing about hope and wanting to spend money funding its research. On the other hand his province has a woefully underfunded bariatric surgery program for a proven procedure that not only increases both quality and quantity of life but also simultaneously decreases health care costs and in the long run would save the province money.
As far as the world goes, obesity is still a disease of willpower. Premieres and the public simply want to blame individuals for their weight, whereas MS is not something that a person is generally blamed for contracting.
Anyone here ever felt blamed for contacting MS? How about for being seemingly lazy when pushing through severe fatigue? People with MS do get blamed and judged and written off.
An obese person might end up in a wheelchair, but there is a path for that obese person to get out of the wheelchair. A MSer, not so lucky. I would take obesity over MS. Then I would get that proven bariatric surgical treatment and be healthy.
Two years for bariatric surgery is a ridiculously long wait, but at least there's a surgery at the end of the wait. And such a patient has the same choice that pwCCSVI have, to take their dollars and have their procedure out of the country. How did their surgery get proven in the first place? Money was spent on research? Why would we not warrant the same?