Post weight loss skin removal surgery

Thank you for taking the time to see my request.  

For two years I have been working my butt off.  Literally!  Well, I've actually been trying to keep my bum tbh but I have none the less, been on a serious weight loss journey and I'm closer to my final goal every day. 

For my entire life, since around 8yrs old I have been overweight and most my adult life I have been obese.  I have changed my life around now and my focus is on health and strength and I'm doing it.  

I have changed my diet (admittingly still need to improve this area) and I workout almost every day doing weight training.  

When I first started working out, my weight was at 278lbs and the highest it had ever been.  It was too much and had to go.    With the sweat and tears of a champion, I tackled the work needed to get to my goals.  Goals I NEVER thought I would actually hit.  Emotional work, physical work etc...all went into this mission and right now my weight is at 172.

I have struggled with Covid lockdown with the gyms closed and coronabaking is a real issue but luckily I have worked through boredom baking and am now back at the socially distanced gym until it doesn't make sense to go.   For now, I just need it for mental health and physical health.  

Surgery for removing excess skin is painful and expensive and of course...I'm have no medical insurance so I am here humbly asking for any donations for help with the procedures I will need to remove the hanging excess skin from my body.  

It is vanity but believe me it is also painful, uncomfortable and causing me issues with digestion (the hanging skin is like wearing a weighted sack so it interferes with my stomach's process) so the skin needs to go.

For me this journey has been intense and amazing and I wish to share it with the rest of the world so I can maybe help one person realize what life changing things can happen when you feel healthier.  That may sound like everything everyone else has ever said about weight loss, but I can tell you...I know more than anything I've ever read or been told.  Like did you know that physical touch just feels completely different when you have less fat surrounding your body?  It physically feels better, more intense or whatever you want to call it.  It feels different.  Maybe had someone told me I would feel that, I might have tried.  I was too busy trying to love myself through the weight that I couldn't hear how weighing less would make me feel better when I felt fine.   How would I know what better even felt like? 

I write as a passion so I would like to take my journey and somehow document it.  This surgery would finish the experience of weight loss for me and then I just his maintenance.  

Surgery or not, the weight is going and I'm a much happier person and really proud of the work I've done, but I would love any help I can get to make this goal happen and plan on paying what I've been given forward in every way I can. 

Thank you for listening, stay safe and happy and hope for a sane 2021! 

P.S I am expecting to be finished with my weight loss journey around April-June of 2021 so am hoping to speak with some surgeons prior to then about the final costs and expectations.  Wish me luck!

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