Save My Life Surgery

I have been fighting weight issues for the majority of my adult life. My weight has been complicated with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and lymphoedema. These issues have progressed to the point where I have a hard time walking (but I am still mobile) at times. I don't smoke, drink alcohol, caffiene or sodas! Recently, I have started limiting my calories down to 1[phone redacted] calories per day, and drinking 74 ounces of water. Exercise has been a struggle but I am able to do water exercises and water aerobics for 45 minutes per day. Sounds like I am doing everything correct to lose weight!! Well not exactly, because of PCOS the weight just doesn't come off.

Some doctors have told me, I am still mobile so I just need to work harder, other doctors have said there is nothing they can do or offer as assistance for me and finally I have had a doctor tell me surgery is my only option. Unfortunately, my insurance doesn't over any weight loss surgery or help what so ever!

I have been in touch with the medical staff in Juarez, Mexico who performs the gastric sleeve for $6800 plus travel expenses versus $15,000+ here in the states. This is totally safe and I have talked to MANY people here in the states who have gone to the same doctors/hospital and said it was the BEST thing they ever did for themselves.

My daughter is 10 years old and a Type 1 diabetic, she needs a mom who can be here for her during the different stages of her life and I want to be here for her. The struggle is real! I am asking for any help that can help me get the gastric sleeve, I need to stay alive and be healthy.

This trip will take 9 days total, 3 days there, 3 days for the surgery and 3 days home. My family has been awesome in giving me the support emotionally I need. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help you can give towards saving my life!!!


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Libby McDowell Howell 
Baconton, GA
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