GP's and Free Gym Membership?
Hiya, I hope I don't offend anyone in this post.
Does anyone know if GP's can prescribe free Gym Membership?
I suffer from depression and about 7 years ago i asked to have surgery as had lots of lose skin after losing 7 stone, i met with the surgeon and he said there's no reason why i shouldn't have the operation and that i was a really good candidate to get it done after losing so much weight. After 2 weeks the GP called me back to say they wouldn't be going ahead with it as they didn't have enough funding. In the past year i've known 2 people to have a gastric bypass/band without even trying to diet first.
Anyway, I put all my weight back on as i hated my body, Now i don't want the operation and i'd rather go to the gym but just cannot afford to go but i'm scared that i'm going to be left with all this lose skin as i've started to get some already and no matter how much i walk or go on the wii etc it's just not helping.
There's a leisure centre just re-opened around the corner from me which would be ideal but wouldn't be able to go any further than that as i'd have to rely on My partner being at home for a few hours during the day so he can look after our daughter while i go as can't afford to put her in the creche and I don't want to stop going to group in order to pay for the gym as i've tried doing it from home before and couldn't stick to it.
Has anyone experienced anything like this before?
I've made an appointment with the doctor on Tuesday to have a chat with them and see what they say.