â??'Before, I couldn't walk 200m'â?? â?? why surgery can be life-changing for super-obese children
At 17, she had gastric band surgery, in which a band around the stomach creates a small pouch, meaning only a small amount of food can be consumed. Ten years on, she has lost more than 44kg (7st). âBefore the surgery, I couldn't even walk on the flat for 200m,â she says. âNow I walk for miles.
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