First I’d like to start by saying thank you for taking the time to visit my request. I have never reached out for help like this before but I am just not able to manage it financially on my own and more than likely won’t be able to for a long while. I in no way have made the decision to pursue weight loss surgery overnight. Nor have I reached it without trying to lose the weight on my own (successfully and unsuccessfully).
The surgery would be life changing and would allow me the quality of life I have only briefly had. It would extend my life and ensure that I will have the best shot at sticking around for my daughter as long as (healthy) humanly possible! If you research life after weight loss you will see that it is not the ‘easy way out’ it will be life altering in many ways but the benefits outway the risks in my situation.
Okay if you have reached this far it’s only fair I share a bit of back story so that you do in fact see that I am deserving of assistance…I have been independent, self driven, and ambitious my whole life. I did not have an ideal childhood, nor did I have the luxury to graduate on time but that didn’t stop me from getting that diploma at 21 and starting my entrepreneurial journey shortly after! By 23 I was a successful business owner who was crushing her personal goals. That all came to a halt when I found out I was going to be a mother after a break up.
I was left to raise my child alone and because I was self employed I did not qualify for any kind of maternity leave. I worked my but off during my high risk pregnancy, when I certainly shouldn’t have, to ensure that I could maintain my overhead for as long as possible. The money ran out faster then I could have anticipated and childcare was not available in my town so I had to bite my pride and turn to the government…
I am grateful and it has been a humbling experience, but life is just really hard in my situation. I went from making a good living to rationing food/food banks/tracking mileage to save on gas/using bill money to make car payments and the list goes on. I realize that many don’t even have some of the things I do and please know that I can see the positives within my situation but it doesn’t discredit my hardships..
I have still been working my butt of though! I am 1 month away from finishing a 16 month program that will allow for me to work school hours and have that job security I long for so nothing like this ever happens again. I will eventually be going for my teaching degree I just need to get my butt back to work for a while first. Live and learn right! Things will change, but my child will always be where my money goes. There will always be more urgent expenses needing my attention and my health will remain on the back burner.
I would be forever grateful for any help in making this dream happen for myself sooner then later so that I can live my best life and be the healthiest me I can be for my daughter and most importantly for myself.
Thank you for your consideration in helping me!
My deepest regards,