That gastric bypass business ain’t always what it’s s’posed to be.
Via NYDailyNews reports:
In a case of gastric bypass gone horribly wrong, a British woman went from 280 pounds to a skeletal 84 pounds in just one year.
Julie Dunbar, 51, of Leeds, suffered a rare complication from the surgery that left her permanently unable to absorb nutrients from food. As a result, she became severely malnourished and had to check into the hospital.
There, doctors prescribed a remedy that sounds like every food fanatic’s dream, but for her has become a nightmare: Eating constantly all day, every day, to the tune of 5,000 calories.
“At the beginning I was really happy because I was dropping lots of weight and but then you are supposed to stop and level off,” Dunbar said, according to The Sun. “But I didn’t, and it just kept dropping off until it got too much.
“To me, looking at pictures of myself is like looking at a picture of an African child that is starving. I’m just bones.
“My face was like a skeleton and it was totally sunken in, there wasn’t an ounce of flesh on me. It was hell.”
Dunbar underwent two operations last year to try and correct the issue, but they were unsuccessful.
She gained the original weight from too much snacking on the job as a bartender, she said.
Now she eats whatever she wants — from cake and candy to chips and fried food — in order to survive. Taking a few days off from heavy eating can cause her to drop 6 pounds, she said.
“It’s not enjoyable. It is a task really. It was enjoyable for the first week but now it’s a pain and I hate it.
“I always have food in my hands and I am always eating, I even wake up in the middle of the night to grab something to eat. It’s a full-time job.”
5,000 calories is a lot of food. That doesn’t sound fun at all. This lady is basically doing all she can to keep from melting. Do you feel bad for her?
We do. Hopefully the doctors will be able to fix things.
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