I undedrstand your frustration. But, as a Canadian citizen (born and raised in Saskatoon), but a US permanent resident (with a green card) for 27 years, I think that both of our systems are broken and in need of repair.
There are things that we can get that Canadians can't. There are things that the Canadians have that we don't. Their health care system, although, in many cases, free, or at least affordable with low co-pays, has waiting lists and other problems. Our health care system is unaffordable and unavailable for many.
My mother, when terminal with cancer, had to wait 4 weeks to see an oncologist in Canada. As a US resident with many medical needs and problems (and, particularly in 2002-2003, many medical expenses), I had to refinance my house to pay medical bills, even though I had insurance.
OK; enough of my soapbox.
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro
Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK
| current weight: 121.6