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Quality of Life

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Seriously, the struggle is real and I am over it! My whole life has been one diet after another. In kindergarten, the doctor told my mother that I was overweight and so began my lifelong eating addiction. It wasn't so much the food as I think my genetics are just jam-packed with store the calories thinking. It was more of a restriction and control thing.

Now as an adult diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I can't keep this weight on. I know how many carbs and calories are in all food. I know how to approach eating in a healthy way because I have lived in this world of knowing since I was five. I've gone to clinics and doctors and therapists so it's not like I have not tried. I need some serious assistance!

Last year I moved to Kentucky and saw all these people who struggled to lose weight and maintain it. I started asking how they were doing this. They all used weight loss prescriptions. I had no idea this even existed. I began a journey back in June of 2023 to get access to this support. I have come to an impasse. My insurance does not cover this medication unless I have a diabetes diagnosis.

I am diagnosed with high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and multiple sclerosis, but no diabetes. Thank God! And I don't want to get it. This is where I need support. Although my insurance does not cover the $1,500/month for Zepbound, there is a plan where I can get $500/month covered. This still leaves me short.

A year and a half ago I was offered this new job and what is life without taking a risk? I sold my house and packed my things all on my own. I moved to a new place having only been there once, not knowing anyone. I'm in the education field which is very rewarding, but let's face it, is not as lucrative as some occupations. I have my doctorate and worked at all levels from kindergarten to college so I'm all in.

Anyway, about two months after moving here I met the love of my life. Everything is falling into place. I am in an amazing head space and ready to live! There is only one thing holding me back and that is my weight. I am not even thinking about my appearance. I need to get healthy so that I can not only enjoy life with zest, but also be the best woman, educator, and partner I can be. I am hoping you will help me overcome this life-long challenge.
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Edie Sohigian
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Lexington, KY

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