Weʼve raised £170 to To raise money to have my excess skin removed as I have lost 11.5 stone.
- Manchester, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 30th September 2018
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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.
- 1 year ago
Joanne Bates1 year ago
Thanks for the support everyone x
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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
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
Nov 17, 2017
Well done hun and good luck xx
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.
Nov 4, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Well done!!Good luck 👍😊👍 x
Oct 24, 2017
Hope you get to your goal hun.x
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