Weʼre raising £500 to Help me get Excess skin removed following Gastric bypass surgery in 2011,I originally weighed 225kg (almost 500lb) & have lost 100kg (220lb)
- Northampton, UK
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Back in 2009 i was at the pub with my dad, i didnt see him much as he lived 200 miles away, That night, someone took some pictures on the phone and uploaded them to Facebook, i looked through the pictures and there was one of me, it was Horrible! I had about 8 chins, a hump on my back of excess fat bulging out my top, my belly stuck out further than my chest and i looked like the Michelin man, i was horrified and disgusted
I printed the picture, woddled to my doctor's and put it on his desk and i sobbed, i told him i couldn't live like this anymore and if nothing changed i would either die from my excess weight or take my own life, either way, id had enough!
He took me seriously from that moment, i have many physical disabilities and some mental health problems, i also have Aspergers, going out in the world is terrify, I have social phobia, i have problems walking sometimes so exercise can be limited, i dont want to make excuses but with personality disorder and Bipolar along with being partially deaf and registered severe sight impaired, life can be difficult. I also have Benigh intracranial hypertension, sciatica and rubbish bones.
Anyway, with all these problems, having over 2 stone of excess skin hanging from my "waist" and not forgetting the jumbo jet wings under my arms and the tonne that slaps around the tops of my thighs is just hideous,
I hated my body before the surgery but now its just so difficult to do anything, i lean down to pick something up and i can feel the weight of my skin pulling on my joints, i need to get rid of this skin and i dont know another way. I take tablets every day for 7 years to stop the sores and boils that appear under the layers of empty skin,
If you can spare even £5 i would be so so grateful, i need the done for my mental health, physical health and to be able to live the life i dreamed of as they took me down for the gastric bypass in the first place
Thank you for reading my story
Take care x
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- 7 days ago
Johanna Johnston7 days ago
Hi everyone, thank you for coming by to read my story, have been drs and lost another kg this week so still going the right way, The weather is gorgeous and I'm potting around the best I can while it's sunny Take care all
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