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When Lindsay Forsyth Brochu was put on the waitlist for a double-lung transplant back in March, she hoped it would be a couple of weeks before she got the operation she so badly needs.

But, she was put on the list the day after the province suspended most surgeries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and almost two months later, she's still waiting.

Forsyth Brochu, 31, is one of many Ontarians who've had operations delayed so the health-care system could cope with the novel coronavirus. She's optimistic now that the provincial government has outlined its plan to resume some surgeries — a process that is being managed at the regional level under strict criteria. 

She has pulmonary hypertension, which is a rare and potentially fatal disease that affects the arteries in the lungs, hindering the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart.

"It's been a journey and we're adapting the best we can to it," she said. "That's all anyone can really do."

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