Surgery needed to get my life back

by Emma Hardy in Cromford, England, United Kingdom

Surgery needed to get my life back
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

Just over 6 years ago I was in an accident that damaged my legs quite badly which left me unable to walk for a couple of years, during this ...

by Emma Hardy in Cromford, England, United Kingdom

Just over 6 years ago I was in an accident that damaged my legs quite badly which left me unable to walk for a couple of years, during this time I gained a lot of weight and then got stuck in a never ending cycle of pain in my legs because of the weight meaning my legs wouldn’t heal, the fatter I got the worse my legs got. I can’t exercise because of the pain, I’ve tried weight loss programs, tablets, and shakes, nothing has worked. Surgeons even considered amputating my legs and I was even due to have experimental surgery on them in April but due to covid this was cancelled. I’ve gained over 15 stone in the last 6 years and no longer feel like myself, hell some days I no longer have the will to live like this anymore.

After a lot of research it seems the only way forward is bariatric surgery. The NHS wouldn’t consider me for it before COVID-19 and now they’re under so much strain I wouldn’t want to ask again. Going private is my only option but it’s expensive and this is why I’m asking for your help 

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