I am a female from Auckland, New zealand am 30 years old.
I need gastric sleeve surgery, I have a tentative date for 9 December 2019 in Thailand as it is cheaper and would be $20,000, otherwise it will be $25,000 in New Zealand.
I am 5"4 and weigh 125kg, at my heaviest I was 130kg. I was skinny as a kid but once I turned ten years old I started packing on the weight due to comfort eating due to traumatic experiences.
I managed to get down to 80kg in 2011 but I then had major leg and foot surgery in 2012 and had to learn how to re walk from then I started regaining weight and then some.
I have a underactive thyroid which means my metabolism isn't good.
Funding in New Zealand is limited and I dont qualify as I am classed as too healthy. It is devastating I have tried everything on my own and have limited mobility at this size. Shouldn't you try before someone is at the stage of needing knee replacements etc.
I dont meet requirements to get a loan for the surgery and I dont have enough to withdraw from kiwisaver.
I appreciate your support x