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I lost nearly 200 pounds after being told I couldn't due to lipedema diagnosis.

I started this journey weighing 360 pounds, my current weight is 165. I still have lipedema, it's very visible and painful. They're nodules that expand, swell and acquire fluid around them. If they are not removed, the fat could easily come back with a small slip away from a very strict 800 calorie anti inflammatory diet. My insurance denied coverage for lipedema surgery saying I was lacking in conventional therapy even though I had done so much conventional therapy work on my own. The problem was they wanted receipts and I did it the low cost way. I have spent hours on the phone the last few days. I am a fighter. I am not giving up! I'm worth it! I want to be pain free! I want to have this excess skin removed! I deserve it! I worked hard, and I want to be more mobile so that I can continue to do more.

I was able to change my Medicare insurance with an effective start date of 10/1/2023 instead of having to wait for the new year to a insurance that is known for being more friendly to lipedema patients according to people in lipedema circles. I'm working with Coverlipedema,com who will help me fight and even have a surgeon in Gig Harbor WA willing to do all the paperwork. I'm close. I can't stop now. I'm on SSDI and work part time on a farm here locally at the fruit stand. My rent is more than I make.. Insurances wants me to pay for lymphatic massages and medical grade compression garments. Also, even though Gig Harbor is only 2 hours away, I will still need hotel stay several times. I'm lucky, many women have to travel out of state for this. I appreciate all the help I can get. I have uploaded some pictures. Please let me know if you an see them. https://ibb.co/album/BGJbrq


I lost 192 pounds and look hideous naked

That's all.

GOFUNDME The family of the Young man in Citi Bike Incident.


Mother Of Teen In Citi Bike Video Speaks Out: 'No One Bothered To Ask Him What Happened'

Time stamped receipts and more... There are people here on DU that called this young man a liar and a thief.

The impact of all of this on a 17-year-old Black boy in America
“I can’t say that all of this is not affecting me,” Michael said.

“At first, I felt supported. It was like I went through this thing, people saw the video of it, and they were supporting me,” he said.

But all that changed when Marino put his statement out in the media.

“When those receipts got released, everything flipped,” Michael said. “People started calling me a ‘thief,’ a ‘thug,’ and a ‘Black man.’

“It’s definitely having an effect on me,” he continued. “It’s just like, ‘wow. This is crazy.’”

Michael added: “She did something wrong, and she basically got rewarded for it. She’s made over $100,000 on a GoFundMe. She got all the white conservatives on her side. Everyone who was on my side has just kind of stayed silent.”


NATO allies 'agree Ukraine will become member'

All NATO allies have agreed that Ukraine will become a member, says secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.

Speaking ahead of a meeting of the Ukraine defence contact group at Ramstein air base in Germany, he also told reporters that, once the war in Ukraine ends, Kyiv must have "the deterrence to prevent new attacks".


"Anyone who has been paying attention won't be surprised."

The Trump team is going to exploit what this jury foreperson said and imply she had an opinion and or bias before hearing the evidence. I don't think she is being helpful to anyone right now.

Thank you to the person who gave me a heart! It feels good to be noticed.

There's a lot of sadness in my life right now. I appreciate all the hugs and love I can get. Thank you!

DeSantis to Trump: 'I don't spend my time trying to smear other Republicans'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday responded to former President Donald Trump's sharing of a photo alleging the governor drank alcohol with minors when he was a high school teacher.

"I spend my time delivering results for the people of Florida and fighting against Joe Biden," DeSantis said during a press conference in Ocala, Florida. "That's how I spend my time. I don't spend my time trying to smear other Republicans."


6 month post op bariatric surgery update.

First, I want to start by thanking all of you for helping me. Truly, I am very grateful for all your help.

How did I get here? I have lipedema which went undiagnosed for years then in 2012 I developed a rare lung disease which requited me to be on oxygen for awhile. Oxygen dropping and being out of breath made it hard for me to be mobile. Lipedema plus lung disease brought on obesity. I started this journey about 2 years ago at my highest weight of 357 pounds. Insurance required me to lose some weight on my own in order to be approved for surgery. I was about 300 pounds day of surgery and weigh 228 pounds today. So I have lost 129 pounds so far but now I am at a stall. It's getting really difficult to lose more since lipedema fat does not fully go away with just weight loss. Getting rid of lipedema requires surgery and it is very difficult to get that covered by insurance but I am doing it. Medicare requires a lot of loop jumping and checking off to do lists in order to get it covered. It will take awhile but I am doing it. I'm on a 800 calorie a day anti inflammatory diet. It's very strict and very hard trying to get at least 60 grams of protein in per day. My husband took are of me and now I have to get healthy so I can take care of myself. I don't really have anyone I can burden with taking care of me nor do I want to.

Let's see if I can post an image.. I'm having trouble with images so I hope this works.

P.S. My gay autistic son has not seen nor spoke with his homophobic father in 6 months. He's doing well in counselling and taking medication for his depression.

Dmitry Rogozin who was delegated by Putin to be Governor of Donbass will likely lose his penis.

. Dmitry Rogozin, who oversaw the country’s space agency until his July dismissal, was injured when a Ukrainian shelling attack hit the restaurant where he was celebrating his birthday, according to independent Russian outlet SOTA. “Wounded in the back. I will live,” SOTA quoted Rogozin as saying. “The shrapnel [passed] a centimeter from my spine.” Rogozin, also an ex-deputy prime minister of Russia, turned 59 on Wednesday. Russian news agencies reported that Rogozin and several others, including Vitaly Khotsenko, a Ukrainian-born politician serving as the head of the pro-Russian Donetsk government, were wounded at a hotel. Reuters reported that a Russian parliamentarian at the hotel insinuated that the Ukrainian soldiers had targeted the building on a tip.


The media released new details. It turns out that the birthday boy has more injuries. According to the DPR militants' public pages, Rogozin received a shrapnel wound to the soft tissues of the head, a penetrating shrapnel wound to the buttocks, a penetrating shrapnel wound to the left thigh, as well as the groin, the Ukraine 365 Telegram channel reports.

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