100 lb. Club - And I thought weight loss programs were expensive

01-09-2007, 11:12 PM
My sister in law and I look like polar opposites of each other. It was not always this way as at her highest weight she was higher than my highest. But now she is at her lowest - 108lbs. Which at 5'8" & a very sturdy frame is more than a little bit scary.

As a result she is off work on disability & back to living with her parents. We are trying to get her into an inpatient treatment at the hospital. It's been a long wait so far & so tonight I thought I would do some research.

There is only 6 beds in the hospital program!!! No wonder the wait is long! Plus it is the ONLY program in Ottawa. So I started looking elsewhere in the province & then the country. The cheapest was $15,000-20,000. Average was over $30,000 - & insurance doesn't cover it! Guess the wait will continue.

Ugh - this is one of the first times I'm happy my problem is being too fat! There's never a weightlist to sign up for a diet!!! LOL

01-10-2007, 12:40 AM
SORRY to hear about your Sister in law...
Maybe you will find something soon..

01-10-2007, 10:08 AM
That's so scary!!! I'm so sorry to hear about her problem. I hope you find a place for her soon

01-10-2007, 02:02 PM
Yeah, I'm losing hope. Next I think we need to push her to use a couple of different one hour support set-ups (like group therapy or counselling one-on-one). Unfortunately she really doesn't learn well on her own so that is why the in-patient would be so much better. Something intensive to get this fixed once & for all.

01-10-2007, 02:16 PM
I have a friend who just started a 3-hour daily intensive outpatient program. You may be able to find an "in-between" program like this if you can't find an inpatient program covered. I think my friend has a $20 copay per visit, which works out to $1200 for the length of the program...still expensive, but sometimes insurance companies that won't cover inpatient treatment will cover the extensive outpatient programs.

Sorry to hear you are going through this.