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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome medications have made me gain 150 pounds in one year. I need surgery to save my life.

I got my diagnosis - it wasn’t good. In fact it blew my mind. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! I remember hearing the words “very painful, overwhelming fatigue, Chronic, intolerance to exercise, chronic…Forever”. I was so stunned. I didn’t believe them at all, I think because I couldn’t be sick, I had a world to save! I couldn’t be in bed all the time and I didn’t want to live with this pain FOREVER!

What does this have to do with the weightloss surgery I need?! Well, never in my wildest dreams could I imagine gaining 150 pounds in a year! Take enough meds and it happens, believe me! I can hardly exercise at all because of the Chronic Fatigue, it makes it impossible for me to get out of bed without help the next day. 3 minutes on the Gazelle a day is what I’m up to now, and even then I’m exhausted and need to rest.

I can’t describe accurately the pain, emotionally and physically and mentally that I go through. I’m going to blog and vlog (once I get a camera!) ALL of it. This whole journey into being the best me I can be. I want to get back to doing animal rescue again and I want my business back because I know that it helped people. My journey includes others along the way, lives that touch mine or mine that touches theirs.

Ya know, the sucky part is my insurance won’t cover the surgery that can save my life at this point. They cover exactly $5k of it and that doesn’t include the anesthesiologist or the hospital or even ALL of the drs expenses!

I'd sell my car, but it's not enough. We're underwater on our house. I have no options but to ask for your help so I can stay alive for my kids. Please help!
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