At 40 stone Sharon, with a BMI of 106, is extreme super morbidly obese. Sharon needs a constant oxygen supply to help her breath properly as her weight is crushing down on her lungs. She is completely bed-bound and is reliant on her ex-husband for everything. Her life is in danger because of her size but it’s not enough to stop her from overeating. Serious addiction to food and even orders online and smuggles it under her duvet. Sharon doesn’t have long to live without surgery and has 4 children under 18.
At 40 stone, Andrew needs gastric bypass surgery to help him lose at least half his body weight. At the moment he’s not fit enough to be put under general anesthetic because his weight is placing too much strain on his heart and lungs. A balloon can be fitted while Andrew is awake and will help reduce his capacity to overeat. It will hopefully help him lose enough weight to make his gastric bypass surgery possible.
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