For so long I just laughed it off and relegated myself to the role of quirky, chubby sidekick. I pretended I was comfortable there and in the darkness of my depression, I hid my pain. I tried everything to get my weight under control but it has not been an easy battle. I exercise and change my eating habits and despite my hard work have very little to show for it. It's been an exhausting and emotional road and I can not do it alone.
My doctor has recommended I get gastric sleeve surgery as soon as possible. I have been talking with my therapist and she agrees. I have just taken the first step in this scary journey and set up a consultation with a surgeon down in Coos Bay. November 6th, a month away, is when I will sit across from a surgeon and plead with him to save my life. Within a few months, I should be able to undergo this life-saving surgery. I am planning for the beginning of the new year to schedule my operation.
I am asking my friends and family to help me help myself. My insurance doesn't cover this surgery so I must do it out of pocket. The cost of the outpatient surgery is $11,000 and the initial consultations cost about $1,000. I am working on seeing about getting some financing for a personal loan but ultimately I need the support of my friends and family. Any amount will help.
I can not do this alone.Please help me save my life. I want to be around for all of you for a long time to come.
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