Kick Diabetes to the Curb!

For: Sparkly Jules
Organizer: Jules and R (her DH)
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The Story

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.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 12, 2014

Posted on February 12, 2014

I'm praying that I've purchased my last bottle of insulin. This surgery, the surgery I am having, can put Type II Diabetes, which I have, into remission before any weight is even lost. Yes, it's true. According to the Johns Hopkins newsleltter, "Health After 50," January 2014-Volume 25-Issue 13 said,"A...study of 60 patients with a body mass index of more than 35, which appeared in the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE in April 2012...95 percent of atients with...bariatric surgery called biliopancreatic diversion two years after their procedures.'"

As a diabetic, I am triple the risk for heart attack or stroke. I'm not ready to die or be incapacitated...I want to live. My husband wants me to live. I don't care about the weight loss (which really will make me feel better in addition to diabetes remission), it's all about kicking diabetes to the curb. In Europe, they're doing this procedure on non-obese diabetic patients to reverse the disease.

I have a lot of living left to do, and my husband doesn't want to be a widower. I hope you'll help us defray some of the expenses we're facing. Once I'm recovered from surgery, I'm hoping I'll be able to find and return to work full time. 

I just spent the weekend with my in-laws. My father-in-law has ALS--Lou Gehrig's--and it's progressing fast. Life is short. Anything can happen, but this, this diabetes it can be helped. Will you help me?

Thank you and all the best to you and yours.

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