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My name is Paula and I am a lucky mother of a sweet 3 year old girl. I am battling weight issues to the point where it's affecting life to a level where I never thought I would get.
Since I was little I had issues with my weight, always being the chubby girl. During teenage years I became more aware of my state and the problems just grew from there. Because of the huge stress I was putting on myself and the weight I gained so fast, I developed hashimoto, the auto-immune disease that affects the thyroid. I am scared of taking some blood tests now and finding out I might have diabetes.
After I became pregnant I gained even more weight, I am now 26 years old weighing 120 kg and a BMI of 43. That's morbidly obese stage 3.
I am now to the point where I social isolate because I do not wish to be seen in public. This affects my mental health even more because I do not want my daughter to grow up thinking staying like this is normal and I want to be able mentally to go out again with my daughter and just enjoy her childhood together with her.
It's hard to make people understand because most people say the gastric sleeve surgery is just an excuse. For me this is a treatment to heal my body and and concentrate on healing my mental health faster.
Gastric sleeve surgery removes a big part of your stomach, that gets larger with you gaining weight, making the sensation of hunger disappear. If this goes away, I can focus on the mental hunger that got me here and will let me become the woman I always wished to be.
I always lived a modest life so I could not afford the surgery and to make things seem even more impossible for me, COVID-19 took my job as well. My beloved husband brings home for the family but I was to be his equal and I am scared no one would hire me as my physical health might be an issue.
I want to thank you for reading my story and if you choose to donate to arrive to my goal, be sure I won't disappoint! Thank you giving me the change of taking my life back and living it as the strong woman I want to be.
I wish you all the love,
- Sirbu Paula
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