Medical Excess Skin Removal Needed

I have been morbidly obese for the majority of my life. When I was a young child, a tragic evil act was done upon me. My coping mechanism became food. I became very obese quickly. By 16 years old I was over 400 lbs. My addiction to food robbed me of my childhood. I never got to play sports, go to dances and experience many of the fun events like that. My sickness continued into adulthood, my weight became a deadly 555 lbs I was super obese. My clothing size was a 9xl. I was forced to order clothes from a catalog because the local big and tall didn't go to that size. Going out in public, fitting into chairs was a living nightmare. 3 and half years ago, I finally took control of my life. I began walking, eating healthier and joined a gym. To date I have lost over 300 lbs and I am down to a 1xl. I can't begin to describe how difficult and at times seemed impossible this journey has been. As a result of my massive weight loss, I have a huge layer of skin over my stomach, groin, and thigh and upper body area. All of the extra skin weight causes severe back pain, insulin resistance, ingrown hairs and makes living very uncomfortable. I have been to doctors and a plastic surgeon. For the last year my insurance company has denied paying for the surgeries. They won't pay for anything not a stich a bandaid nothing. They give such empty soulless excuses like you don't have rashes, you only meet 3 out of the 5 criteria reasons. I am being punished and and screwed for keeping clean and eating healthy and bettering myself. I need to move on with life start a family which as of now I physically can't because of the skin. I want to truly live life I need your help.


Peter Cosentino
St. Paul, MN

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