This Is Me!I have been overweight all my life. It wasn’t until I was a teen that the weight started piling on. I’m 37 now and I weight somewhere around 500. I also have Lymphedema, which doesn’t help me move around like I need. I have tried to find help but places take money, which is what I don’t have.
The only insurance I have is Medicaid, which doesn’t give me many options in finding the right help, and when I do find something, they only pay for a small portion and then I can’t continue, such as recently with my Lymphedema. I was only allowed 18 units, each unit being 15 minutes, so that’s 5 and a half hours help. As bad as my Lymphedema is, there was no way that was enough. I was taught how to wrap my lower legs but with the top parts of my legs, that posed to be a problem. And now I have no idea what I am going to do.
It’s hard to move around in order to even begin losing weight, and not knowing how to shop or what to eat or even how to get the food I need, that seems sort of pointless.
I am also to the point where breathing isn’t that easy and I’m scared of what’s coming next. People tell me I have to give something to get something, meaning if you want to learn how to lose weight and nutrition then it costs. But what do you do if you don’t have the money to do it. I am on a monthly check and that barely covers the bills I have to pay.
I have exhausted any place I have found to ask for help and I do not know where to look, or who to contact. I feel so helpless and feel like there’s no hope for me. I wasn’t sure if anyone else has been or is in the same situation as me, but I thought I’d write something and get it off my chest.