Hi my name is Ann Brown, I have tried various VLCD’s which were okay but very expensive and tasted horrid. Plus, I got no help when I reaching goal weight so I always went back to eating rubbish and drinking alcohol. I ballooned from 9st 3lb to 21st 2 lb and got more and more depressed. I had arthritis in my hips and knees and was in lots of pain. I also had diabetes and high cholesterol and was taking high dose medication, I knew something had to give.
The turning point for me was when we were on holiday in June 2016, my knee gave way and I fell face-first onto concrete damaging my left shoulder and various other body parts. On returning to the UK I saw my Consultant and he informed me I would require three operations but would need to lose a significant amount of weight before he would even consider surgery or an anaesthetic.