About Jessica D

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Welcome! My name is Jessica D, I’m 32 years old and live in Northeastern Ohio. I live with my husband of 8 years and our two female cats, Elena and Linnea. I work part-time as a caretaker for three special needs children and have a bachelors and master’s degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University. Beginning in July 2011, for the last three and a half years, I wrote the weight loss surgery blog, Bariatric Beginnings. However this year in 2015 I decided to change the focus on my blog and move out of the community of weight loss surgery. My new blog will focuses on staying healthly and positive while living with chronic illness.
I share openly about my struggles with fibromyalgia and chronic migraines, as well as depression, anxiety, and binge eating disorder.

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  1. Hi Jessica,

    My name is Corey Stevens and I am working on my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Akron. Toward this end I am writing my dissertation on bariatric patients. Someone recommended that I talk to you about your experiences (I’d be happy to tell you who in a more private communication). If you decided to take part in my study, we would sit down for about an hour at a time, date, and place that is convenient for you and I would ask you questions about your experience. I’ve been asking about the experience of obtaining surgery itself, other people’s responses to the decision to undergo surgery, and adjusting to the changes in your body. I’m happy to answer any questions about myself or my study. If you are interested please email me at ces88@zips.uakron.edu.

    Good luck on your Journey!
    Corey Stevens

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