WLS patient dies in Britain
Sharon Mevsimler, billed as the UK's "fattest woman" died recently. Interestingly enough most of the news stories either don't mention her weight loss surgery she had a couple of months ago or if they do, only mention it at the end of the article.
She apparently had a band done in June 2009 and since, supposedly on a strict diet, she complained that chewing food long enough so she could swallow it, exhausted her. She referred to her WLS as a "gastric bypass" so it's still unclear which procedure she had. She had lost 42 lbs since her WLS.
One article admitted she died of a heart attack (not of binge-ing) and also mentioned she had developed sepsis a couple of months ago. The article said the sepsis was from an infection on her back "from not getting up" but we have a friend who is slim and active but also developed a similar condition.
Needless to say, sympathy for her as a person of size was totally not there and that's the saddest thing.
Here is the only article which gives some details - from a Scottish news service: (if you notice the comments, some are angry that the National Health Service paid for her WLS ).
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