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Weʼre raising £7,000 to To raise money to have my excess skin removed as I have lost 11.5 stone.

Manchester, United Kingdom

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In 2015 I was 27.4 stone and was eating and drinking myself to death.My doctor said I needed a operation on my back but I was to big for the operation.
My doctor suggested to go to the obese clinic and either go for the gastric bypass or band. But before I do that try slimming world first which I have never done before,I have tried every other diet and never lost this much weight in my life.
When I was losing my weight I noticed my excess skin was getting looser and even exercise wasnt doing it as I am 45 years of age and my skin as lost some of its elasticity.
A couple of months ago I spoke to my doctor and she suggested I apply for funding to the NHS for my skin removal.
I did and they turned me down because it wasnt clinical and no exceptional circumstances.
Even though in just over 2 years I have lost 11.5 stone and I have done it all on my own.
I feel more concious now of my body than I did when I was at my heaviest.
This is my last chance to get a body I can be proud of at last.

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  • Joanne Bates10 months ago
    Joanne Bates

    Joanne Bates

    10 months ago

    Thanks for the support everyone x

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Page last updated on: 11/22/2017 7:38 AM



  • Jehan Ashlan

    Jehan Ashlan

    Nov 22, 2017

    So proud of your determination to loose this weight! Well done Jo, keep going you love ok amazing with or without surgery xx


  • Moira Igo

    Moira Igo

    Nov 21, 2017

    So proud of you. You are amazing i hope and prey you get enough funding because if anyone deserves it you do. Love you xxxx


  • Katy Johnson

    Katy Johnson

    Nov 17, 2017

    Well done hun and good luck xx


  • Nina Forshaw

    Nina Forshaw

    Nov 6, 2017

    Hey Jojo! I really hope you can get the money to help you out. Really unfair that the nhs would have paid for the op had you gone for a gastric bypass or band option and now they won't.


  • Andrea Harris

    Andrea Harris

    Nov 4, 2017


  • Jelena Paul

    Jelena Paul

    Oct 24, 2017

    Well done!!Good luck 👍😊👍 x


  • Renee


    Oct 24, 2017

    Hope you get to your goal hun.x


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