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Embarrassing Fat Bodies: Layers of Fat

Super Morbid Obesity

Patience, a 56 year old with an out-of-control appetite, has grown to weigh 36 stone. She can barely walk, and standing for longer than 10 minutes becomes physically exhausting. Patience hasn’t left her home in over a year and spends each day sat in the same chair, watching TV and eating. She’s already undergone three gastric balloon operations, but each has failed.

With a huge hernia and another large lump of fat called a lipoma, Patience’s mobility is severely impaired. The lipoma is a bit like benign tumour made up of fat cells, and in Patience’s case weighs several stone. Patience also has a painful swelling known as lymphedema, caused by the blockage of her lymph ducts. Before any of these problems can be medically treated, Patience will have to lose some weight on her own.

Multiple consultations follow, with everyone from therapists to surgeons involved in different aspects of Patience’s treatment. Patience is admitted to ‘lock down’, meaning three months of strictly controlled meals and confinement to the hospital. By only eating 800 calories per day, Patience should lose the necessary weight to make surgery less of a risk.

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Mr Evangelos Efthimiou, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

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What happened to Patience what was the outcome





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Good luck Patience, hope you are feeling better!





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Good luck Patience you must do it for your son and those who love you!





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How is Patience now?





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Good Luck Patience. You CAN do it!!!!





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Good luck on your journey Patience. Think of your promise to your son whilst we think of you.





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How can we track the progress of Patience through her weight loss?





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Good luck patience, just watched the show. Wishing you the best of luck, you'll be so healthy and happy after your hard work. Invest in positive uplifting books to give you extra strength( I do when times get tough ) xxx





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