I have been trying for nearly ten years to have WLS (weight loss surgery). The reason for this is not just to lose weight, no, it's to put the type II diabetes I have had for fifteen years into remission. WLS can do this, often, before any weight is lost. It's true. You can Google it, and please do.
So I will be improving my health not just with weight lost, but with diabetes remission.
Right now I don't feel capable of holding down a full-time job. I just am sick all the time with this, that, or the other. Diabetes impairs your immune system so you get sick more or sicke-er than non-diabetics. I honestly have few days where I feel 100%.
I do freelance editing work from home, and I had a large client lined up this last fall to help with costs, and now I learn, traveling five hours away and so also hotel and taxi costs (I won't be able to drive), but the client balked at the last moment and the income with the project disappeared.
A friend suggested I do this even though I had a fundraiser two years ago to help cover COBRA costs for treatment of ocular melahoma (a cancer in my eye), which was successful and I am now NED (no evidence of disease), although basically blind in that eye. I told my friend "I feel like an @$$hole" for asking for more funds via fundraiser. Her reply? "Girl, are you kidding? There are people out there asking for help to get boob jobs!" So hey, at least I'm not getting a boob job. I am genuinely trying to imrove my health to live longer, keep my husband company longer, and go back to work! Yes, I want to work full time again.
Thank you for your consideration.