NHS pays for boob jobs, but not a drug to keep me alive

NHS pays for boob jobs, but not a drug to keep me alive

NHS pays for boob jobs, but not a drug to keep me alive

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A YOUNG man whose family is being forced to raise £2,000 a week for life-prolonging drugs said the NHS has put a price on his life.

Reece Hawley, 21, who was diagnosed with two brain tumours, is now on his third and final round of chemotherapy.

Doctors have recommended another drug, Avastin, which was previously available on the NHS in some parts of the country.

It can give patients extra months of normal life without their condition worsening.

However, the NHS has refused to pay for it.

But Reece, of Clayhill Road, Basildon, has condemned the NHS for paying for cosmetic surgery and gastric bands, when it won’t help to prolong his life.

He said: “I believe there shouldn’t be a price on a people’s health, especially when you spend the majority of your life looking after your body and health.

“Then you have other people making choices that should really deteriorate their health. It is one of the most frustrating things.

“This treatment is amazingly important.

“This drug has had pretty good results for a number of different people.

“When you are running out of options for different types of treatment, and there are drugs out there that have helped other people, I believe everyone should be able to choose for themselves whether they want to give it a try or not.”

The former Woodlands School pupil was fit and healthy until he had a bleed on the brain in May 2013, which was caused by a tangle of blood vessels called arteriovenous malformation.

After undergoing six weeks of daily radiotherapy and chemotherapy, his family thought he was on the mend.

However, on the day he was being discharged, they were given the devastating news that doctors had found two tumours.

Since then, the determined family have been focused on battling the diagnosis together.

Reece added: “There are split roads. You can either meet it head on and do as much as you can to fight against it, or end up falling into depression and pity yourself.

“I just think all the time I have got left is best spent trying to do as much as I can to enjoy life.”

! Evidence does not show Avastin helps patients fighting brain cancers, according to the NHS.

The drug is not licensed to be used by brain cancer sufferers and the NHS said it would not considered as treatment for patients with the condition until it was. A spokesman said he was unable to comment on Reece’s case specifically.

But he added: “Avastin is a drug licensed for the treatment of many types of cancer. It is available to patients who meet a set of criteria, which are there to ensure these specialised drugs are used in cases where theywill be most effective.

“Avastin is not licensed by the manufacturer for treatment

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12:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

SLord90 says...

Sickening :(
Sickening :( SLord90
  • Score: 6

12:29pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.
Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

12:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.
Sounds more like a right wing influence on the system, managed healthcare is certainly a reflection of a privatised profit mentality.

Think we can all agree that how he is being treated is disgusting though.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.[/p][/quote]Sounds more like a right wing influence on the system, managed healthcare is certainly a reflection of a privatised profit mentality. Think we can all agree that how he is being treated is disgusting though. Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 20

1:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jayman says...

of course you're going to see boob jobs and cosmetic surgery on the NHS... The Tories are running and agenda for systematic failure of the NHS.

step on. remove Westminster political accountability for failure. (CCG's)
step two. encourage media dilatation of NHS failure
step three. privatise peripheral NHS services
step four (where we are now) saturate the NHS with debt so it can be sold off cheaply to politically connected private healthcare providers
step five. former NHS services are now only 'part funded' by the state. This includes emergency services.
step six. encourage charities to set up hospitals for those who cannot afford services
step seven. complete non-state funding of healthcare. Mortality, infant mortality increase exponentially. Population health and well-being decrease.

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This is not a far distant dystopia. this is what the Tory party call 'four years time'
of course you're going to see boob jobs and cosmetic surgery on the NHS... The Tories are running and agenda for systematic failure of the NHS. step on. remove Westminster political accountability for failure. (CCG's) step two. encourage media dilatation of NHS failure step three. privatise peripheral NHS services step four (where we are now) saturate the NHS with debt so it can be sold off cheaply to politically connected private healthcare providers step five. former NHS services are now only 'part funded' by the state. This includes emergency services. step six. encourage charities to set up hospitals for those who cannot afford services step seven. complete non-state funding of healthcare. Mortality, infant mortality increase exponentially. Population health and well-being decrease. ----- This is not a far distant dystopia. this is what the Tory party call 'four years time' jayman
  • Score: -1

1:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE.
I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.
IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM.
NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.
HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE. I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM. NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH. Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: -11

2:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

wendiex says...

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  • Score: 3

2:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

wendiex says...

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  • Score: 0

2:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Friendly Fire says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.
You match all of the above then. Take it your first in the queue?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.[/p][/quote]You match all of the above then. Take it your first in the queue? Friendly Fire
  • Score: -2

3:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

DAGASMAN says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE.
I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.
IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM.
NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.
If the gastric band worked then it obviously was down to the amount you were shovelling into your gob. You lost 18 stone? How did you let yourself get to the point where you had 18 extra stone to lose? What were you eating? My whole body doesnt even weight 18 stone
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE. I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM. NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.[/p][/quote]If the gastric band worked then it obviously was down to the amount you were shovelling into your gob. You lost 18 stone? How did you let yourself get to the point where you had 18 extra stone to lose? What were you eating? My whole body doesnt even weight 18 stone DAGASMAN
  • Score: 19

3:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

I'm deeply sorry for him but he wants a drug that seems to have no proven effect?

The NHS is not made of money. The effects of the other operations are known.
I'm deeply sorry for him but he wants a drug that seems to have no proven effect? The NHS is not made of money. The effects of the other operations are known. Jack222
  • Score: -2

3:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

billericay boy says...

This is what pee's me off I've allways said this, we have charity's in our country that are allways appealing for donation to fight to help save our lives and and emergency services like air ambulance that reliey on donations when our taxes should pay for these service as compulsory rather than the government give our money away to help something else.
If I was running this country I would make it my concern to look after those who need it and for the freeloader they can get stuffed.

There I've said my bit..
This is what pee's me off I've allways said this, we have charity's in our country that are allways appealing for donation to fight to help save our lives and and emergency services like air ambulance that reliey on donations when our taxes should pay for these service as compulsory rather than the government give our money away to help something else. If I was running this country I would make it my concern to look after those who need it and for the freeloader they can get stuffed. There I've said my bit.. billericay boy
  • Score: 27

5:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Friendly Fire says...

billericay boy wrote:
This is what pee's me off I've allways said this, we have charity's in our country that are allways appealing for donation to fight to help save our lives and and emergency services like air ambulance that reliey on donations when our taxes should pay for these service as compulsory rather than the government give our money away to help something else.
If I was running this country I would make it my concern to look after those who need it and for the freeloader they can get stuffed.

There I've said my bit..
The government are corrupt though and don't give a crap about your taxes and where they go too.
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: This is what pee's me off I've allways said this, we have charity's in our country that are allways appealing for donation to fight to help save our lives and and emergency services like air ambulance that reliey on donations when our taxes should pay for these service as compulsory rather than the government give our money away to help something else. If I was running this country I would make it my concern to look after those who need it and for the freeloader they can get stuffed. There I've said my bit..[/p][/quote]The government are corrupt though and don't give a crap about your taxes and where they go too. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 2

7:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

emcee says...

ALL life saving treatment and services should be paid for out of taxation, be it drugs, operations, the RNLI etc... As we live is a somewhat free society, I would even extend this to conditions or accidents caused by any legal life style choice. That is the only way to make things fair and will take any decision making out of the equation.
The NHS, along with most other Government run departments and services, hemorrhage many millions due to bureaucracy and bad financial management and decision making. That money would go a long way to funding the kind of life saving treatment and services that charities are forever being "relied" upon to prop up and what should really be Government "responsibility".
I am quite happy for my taxes to fund gastric bands, liver transplants to heavy drinkers and accidents caused by paragliding and other dangerous sports, as long as my taxes also pay for services like the RNLI and the expensive drugs that prolong life that normally fall outside the NHS remit.
ALL life saving treatment and services should be paid for out of taxation, be it drugs, operations, the RNLI etc... As we live is a somewhat free society, I would even extend this to conditions or accidents caused by any legal life style choice. That is the only way to make things fair and will take any decision making out of the equation. The NHS, along with most other Government run departments and services, hemorrhage many millions due to bureaucracy and bad financial management and decision making. That money would go a long way to funding the kind of life saving treatment and services that charities are forever being "relied" upon to prop up and what should really be Government "responsibility". I am quite happy for my taxes to fund gastric bands, liver transplants to heavy drinkers and accidents caused by paragliding and other dangerous sports, as long as my taxes also pay for services like the RNLI and the expensive drugs that prolong life that normally fall outside the NHS remit. emcee
  • Score: 8

9:30pm Tue 29 Jul 14

RuleBritania says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE.
I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.
IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM.
NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.
Are you mental?! what on earth do you expect people to say to that?
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE. I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM. NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.[/p][/quote]Are you mental?! what on earth do you expect people to say to that? RuleBritania
  • Score: 7

10:40pm Tue 29 Jul 14

runwellian says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE.
I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.
IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM.
NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.
Your weight grows by the amount of stuff you shove in your mouth, how else do you think all that blubber gets there?
How do you think your stomach got so big in the first place ... by being over stretched by all the stuff you shoved in it.!

A gastric band reduces the size of your stomach to stop you eating .. which cause your stomach to stretch in the first place!

anyone needing this stomach reduction procedure should be made to attend the gym daily and get rid of their own fat, not expect tax payers to foot the bull!

Gastric bands are for fat lazy greedy people that can't stop eating!
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE. I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM. NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.[/p][/quote]Your weight grows by the amount of stuff you shove in your mouth, how else do you think all that blubber gets there? How do you think your stomach got so big in the first place ... by being over stretched by all the stuff you shoved in it.! A gastric band reduces the size of your stomach to stop you eating .. which cause your stomach to stretch in the first place! anyone needing this stomach reduction procedure should be made to attend the gym daily and get rid of their own fat, not expect tax payers to foot the bull! Gastric bands are for fat lazy greedy people that can't stop eating! runwellian
  • Score: 9

10:42am Wed 30 Jul 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

The exception can never become the rule, as for TITJOBS Gandy speaks like a pro.
The exception can never become the rule, as for TITJOBS Gandy speaks like a pro. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 4

3:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE.
I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.
IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM.
NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.
Did you used to eat pillows? Sofas? Call me old fashioned but you must have been massive. You must of weighed thirty stone or something? How did you ever fit through your front door?
Bet your local pizza/ kebab/Chinese takeaways profits have sunk.
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE. I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM. NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.[/p][/quote]Did you used to eat pillows? Sofas? Call me old fashioned but you must have been massive. You must of weighed thirty stone or something? How did you ever fit through your front door? Bet your local pizza/ kebab/Chinese takeaways profits have sunk. Maddogg
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Wed 30 Jul 14

deepblue392 says...

"Your weight grows by the amount of stuff you shove in your mouth, how else do you think all that blubber gets there?
How do you think your stomach got so big in the first place ... by being over stretched by all the stuff you shoved in it.!

A gastric band reduces the size of your stomach to stop you eating .. which cause your stomach to stretch in the first place!

anyone needing this stomach reduction procedure should be made to attend the gym daily and get rid of their own fat, not expect tax payers to foot the bull!

Gastric bands are for fat lazy greedy people that can't stop eating!"



wow, you are so ignorant it's not even funny, thats just sad
"Your weight grows by the amount of stuff you shove in your mouth, how else do you think all that blubber gets there? How do you think your stomach got so big in the first place ... by being over stretched by all the stuff you shoved in it.! A gastric band reduces the size of your stomach to stop you eating .. which cause your stomach to stretch in the first place! anyone needing this stomach reduction procedure should be made to attend the gym daily and get rid of their own fat, not expect tax payers to foot the bull! Gastric bands are for fat lazy greedy people that can't stop eating!" wow, you are so ignorant it's not even funny, thats just sad deepblue392
  • Score: 1

7:42pm Wed 30 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.
You match all of the above then. Take it your first in the queue?
Gandy needs both a Gastric band, to hold her gut in, and secondly a gagging band to save us all from her verbal diarrhoea.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Yet another thing wrong with this country: always ne'er do wells, chavs, lowlifes, criminals and other assorted scum... all pampered by the loony left whilst deserving people have to get in the queue.[/p][/quote]You match all of the above then. Take it your first in the queue?[/p][/quote]Gandy needs both a Gastric band, to hold her gut in, and secondly a gagging band to save us all from her verbal diarrhoea. sesibollox
  • Score: -1

5:26pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE.
I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.
IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM.
NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.
Why shout? You obviously have a doughnut resting on the caps lock key. I notice your name is Lady dolphin.... is that what you were before the op? a female dolphin? change your name to Shamu
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: HAVING HAD TO FIGHT FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE FOR THE GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATION IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK. THE SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, I HAVE LOST NEARLY 18 STONE IN 2 YEARS. THEY HAVE PROVED IT'S A GENNE PROBLEM WITH SOME PEOPLE. I AGREE WITH THE YOUNG MAN HOWEVER THAT HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO GET HIS LIFE SAVING MEDICATION. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN MY OPINION AS WE LET PEOPLE OVER HERE JUST TO USE THE NHS TO GET TREATMENT AND THEN THEY GO BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING TOWARDS THE NHS. IT'S SIMPLE BUDGETING THAT THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH IN THE PURSE TO SAVE THIS YOUNG MAN AND MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM. NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS GASTRIC BYPASS OPERATIONS SIT THERE AND JUST STUFF THERE FACES, THAT'S AN OLD FASHIONED MYTH.[/p][/quote]Why shout? You obviously have a doughnut resting on the caps lock key. I notice your name is Lady dolphin.... is that what you were before the op? a female dolphin? change your name to Shamu Controversial1
  • Score: -1

7:26pm Fri 1 Aug 14

deepblue392 says...

why do people act like being overweight is the worst crime in the world?
why do people act like being overweight is the worst crime in the world? deepblue392
  • Score: 0

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