Excess kilos won't let me live! Please save me!
Treatment, purchase of medical equipment
Ends on: 04 May 2023
I have always stood out from my peers. The mocking comments and mockery of my childhood still echo in my head. As they say, wounds would heal over time. I know from experience that not all of them will heal ... I can still hear the painful "Look at her!", Laughter behind my back and raised fingers pointing at me. Instead of ridicule, however, I need help to recover from the disease. Please, give me a chance ...
In class photos, I always stand aside, lonely and unhappy. Tears come to my eyes at the thought. I constantly dreamed that my life would change. I didn't think adulthood could be even more brutal.
I am Kasia, I am 41 years old, I suffer from severe obesity. I weigh 270 kg. I am a prisoner of my own body and a small apartment which I never leave. This year I lost my loved ones - my parents. They gave me great support. Now my world has collapsed. The disease chained me to bed for good, my legs refused to cooperate. I feel a depressing sense of failure.
A few years ago I moved to Poznań. My parents required 24/7 care at the time and I couldn't imagine that I would not be with them. I took care of them, even though my illness was troubling me more and more every day. The disease took away my strength, and it became impossible to move without crutches. When my parents left, I became a needy person. I started to wonder if there would be a person to lend me a helping hand now?
Obesity has many serious consequences. For me, the most painful thing is limiting my efficiency. The lack of strength makes me unable to move. For several years I have been struggling with painful and extensive bedsores. Deep wounds cause me a lot of suffering.
4 years ago I got erysipelas . This inconspicuous name hides a serious infectious skin disease. In her company I struggle with painful lower leg and heel necrosis. The disease was healed several times, but unfortunately it often came back.
Then I was taken to the hospital, where I spent almost a month in the surgical ward. Since then, I have stopped moving. It was a difficult time for me, in which I was alone with a feeling of helplessness and dark circles under my eyes from crying. There were even more diseases in my life that I am currently trying to fight unsuccessfully. Today I am no longer able to walk.
Unfortunately, the everyday life of extremely obese people is that medical facilities do not adapt to their treatment. Hospitals or rehabilitation centers do not have adequate basic equipment. I feel the effects on my own skin. Due to the missing equipment, I have been waiting for a long time for diagnostic tests to identify the causes of my disease. Renovation works are still underway in the hospital to adapt the rooms to my needs ... There is no treatment without a diagnosis. Without treatment, there is no rehabilitation. Without rehabilitation, there is no chance of getting out of bed. I am stuck in a vicious circle, and as a result my disease is already highly advanced and severe.
Obesity is destroying my whole life. I don't remember what happiness means, and I forgot about normality a long time ago. I stopped going to work, shopping and hanging out with friends. Life spares me no pain. I have enough of this! I know waiting is not in my favor. That's why I try to seek help for myself on my own ...
My dream is to apply to a program that includes treating patients with morbid obesity. The program provides comprehensive medical and psychological care. It is a great opportunity for me for a bariatric surgery that can guarantee me a better and longer life and improve its quality. However, a necessary condition is a return to efficiency. I need to get back on my feet and start to move and cure all infections. I cannot do it without your help.
The program has become my goal and motivates me to fight. I want to live, I want to smile, I want to walk! I dream about being independent again, going out into the air and admiring the world. Let me believe that someday I will be able to reach for the happiness that I have always missed. I want so much to find the meaning of life ...
I already need specialist care - a dietitian, physical therapist, psychologist and other doctors rehabilitation and equipment that would help me take my first steps. I dream of a wheelchair that can bear my weight and a support on wheels (walking frame). I need a rehabilitation bed that won't break under my weight. However, it all costs money, and I am not able to pay such a high price. I need support! I am begging you for help!
I don't remember the last time I was outdoors. Months go by and I am still locked in four walls. There was nothing left for me to do but fight and hope that happiness will finally smile on me and dreams will become real.
Even though I was still around the people who hurt me, I still believe in people. I believe that there are those with good hearts who will not laugh at me this time, but will extend a helping hand to me. I want to get up on my feet!
I am begging you, help me. Kasia.