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Hi. I do live in Canada and although we do have a healthcare system however I have been “told” that if I am unable to get the care I need I can apply to the healthcare system to assist with treatment out of country. Now I don’t know if that is just a story or fact.   So an example of something that may qualify for this instance is there is no surgeon available “according to my surgeon” that does K pouches creation/surgery so I can “apply” for assistance.  I’m not sure if this is true but I plan to look into it. 

I had a nurse tell me that a patience from Canada went to Cleveland and was quoted a number $ for a surgery that took into consideration the difference in the CDN $ vs USD so a bit of a difference in cost was applied as there was no insurance.  

I have no idea what a surgery costs in the states but I think if I could even get a consultant from a place like Cleveland and a clear direction I would do it.  It Is about the quality of life and worth it as this has been so difficult.

I hope to pick up copy of MRI and will post some details. 

Thanks so much to everyone - this is the best site and group of people that take time to share their experiences.  It is hard for other friends and family to understand how difficult this can be at times.

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