Before I had my surgery I joined up on a forum called www.verticalsleevetalk.com and when I had gotten my surgery date, I had grouped up with some other ladies and gents who had been or were to be sleeved that very same month in a group on Facebook. So a couple of months post op I really had gone into a financial down spiral and have been struggling for things that I needed on the more expensive side food-wise. If you are post-op then you know that the #1 money sink for us is protein. Not only the powders but the ready to drinks also. I had gathered the courage to ask for help in my support group with any leftover packets of protein powder they may have extra or that they didn't like because I was running low and scared I'd be without. A couple of ladies had sent generous amounts and more than I could ever have asked for. It was so kind of them and I thanked them from the bottom of my heart.
But today.. it was about 1.5 months ago I had asked this, and today I got a letter in the mail. I knew someone had gotten a return from the post office for forgetting postage and knew it was coming in but I did not expect a letter instead of a package. In this letter this woman had so generously put $40 so that I could pick out some protein that I like instead of getting something more of what I did not like. This was completely unexpected and I feel that since Holly had been talking about the Atkins shakes and me trying them and liking their taste much more than others, it just fit the puzzle to the T. I really can't understand what moved this woman to do such a kind thing for me, but I truly believe she is an Angel sent from the heavens. I can't even put into words how this made me feel. I instantly had tears streaming down my face because it is a time that I needed this to happen so much because before I needed it but I needed it now more than then.
You see, I have been on Food Stamps for a while now. I work and make money but I don't make a lot and just need the help sometimes. Before when I had purchased EAS protein and Muscle Milk, these were not covered when I swiped my Food Stamps card. But when I had gone to Kroger here and gotten the Atkins ones and swiped the card, they were accepted. So now the Food Stamps are discontinued as of 10/31. So you see? This is a gift. Not only from this kind hearted woman, but from God. Thank you. Thank you so, so much.