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S01.E04: Fat Girl's Dream

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Jennifer used to do everything with her family, but a car accident five years ago led to severe weight gain and a massive lymphedema on her leg.  Jennifer feels like bariatric surgery is her last chance to regain mobility and get her family life back. 

Streamed on Discovery+/-.

Original air date on network TV 2021.12.01

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If you love her, stop feeding her 'breakfast dessert'!  So she can go back to being the fun lady she used to be!

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I still can't believe she is only 35.  She doesn't look a day younger than 58.  Okay, I exaggerate: 63.🤣

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Where do these people live?

1 minute ago, umgoblue said:

I still can't believe she is only 35.  She doesn't look a day younger than 58.  Okay, I exaggerate: 63.

I think the producer said to her, "Are you sure about that? You said earlier (or something) that you were 45."

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1 minute ago, Ladybugnine said:

Where do these people live?

Some small town in Georgia. Sounded something like Amityville, but I am pretty sure that one was a horror show setting...

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At this point Alex probably needs freedom from Mom more than a functional Mom.  He needs to be able to go on his way and live his own life.  The train for 'being functional MOm' has passed while you were eating yourself to death.  Dr. Proctor gets it, hopefully they all will too.  

Oh, that's the fall moment.  Flip-flops on stairs when you are unsteady on your feet are dangerous even at normal weight... but she probably can't put on proper shoes.  Lose-lose situation.

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She lives in Hinesville, GA.  Near Fort Stewart.    

I feel so sorry for her, and her family.    Truly a tragic ending.     

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He wants me to lose 30 lbs... what did she think he was going to say? Lose a couple lbs. and you'll be fine?

Whoops, she's down.....damn flip flop!!!!!

Aww, mah knee!!!!!!

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1 minute ago, Ladybugnine said:

No chance of a fracture, Alex. Do you not see how much blubber your mom's hauling around?

I'm surprised Dr. Proctor didn't suggest Alex needs his own weight loss "journey".  There's a weird family dynamic going on here.

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52 minutes ago, umgoblue said:

I still can't believe she is only 35.  She doesn't look a day younger than 58.  Okay, I exaggerate: 63.🤣

My 72-year old mother looks way better than she does.  Of course, my Mom is way healthier than her, too, age difference notwithstanding. 

But I can't imagine how she can possibly be 35.  Surely no younger than late 40s?  Also, her son is 19 - 35 is awfully young to have a 19-year old son.  Possibly her life was messed up even before the accident made her balloon...

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Spoilers, for anyone who didn’t watch the last few seconds of the show:

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Not long after the surgery, she got an infection and died. 

 

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Just now, MagicEyes said:

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Not long after the surgery, she got an infection and died. 

 

Yea that was very sad. 

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3 minutes ago, MagicEyes said:

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Not long after the surgery, she got an infection and died. 

 

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I didn't...  so thanks for posting.

 

I do feel sorry for her, she tried - but she had too many issues so unfortunately it was just a matter of time.  If only she decided to do something about her weight and lymphedema when it first started four years ago instead of waiting and gaining...

 

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7 hours ago, Hellga said:

But I can't imagine how she can possibly be 35.  Surely no younger than late 40s?  Also, her son is 19 - 35 is awfully young to have a 19-year old son.  Possibly her life was messed up even before the accident made her balloon...

The producer corrected her right after she gave her age as 35.  She misspoke--she was really 45 

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8 hours ago, MagicEyes said:

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Not long after the surgery, she got an infection and died. 

 

I didn’t see that.  How sad.  Her husband and son were about the same weight as her.   I hope they get help.   What was the infection?  

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53 minutes ago, Bluesky said:

I didn’t see that.  How sad.  Her husband and son were about the same weight as her.   I hope they get help.   What was the infection?  

Sepsis.  She had another infection and apparently it just overwhelmed her body.  I truly thought she'd make it.  Now it's just dad and son.  

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When she said losing 30 pounds was unrealistic, I figured she wasn’t even going to try like some others.  But then she lost 38 and showed me.  It’s unfortunate that neglecting the leg issues for so long was insurmountable because I think she might have been successful with continued weight loss.  I hope her husband and son are motivated to lose weight themselves.  Especially the son, if he is that big at 19 where will he be at 35?

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I liked her. She had a nice voice, and a fun way of expressing herself, when she wasn't complaining about the pain, anyway. The men really needed help too, there was some heft there. The ending was sad. 

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I was really rooting for her, because I don't think she cheated once she started dieting.
In a Dr. Now show, a good while ago, wasn't there someone who got some type of massage treatment, to lessen the water in the lymphodema?
She really needed something like that.

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I was sorry that Jennifer had passed because I think she would have been successful.  She really wanted to get well so that she wouldn't be a burden and also because she had things she wanted to do.  She was many steps above the Poundticipents.

I do have some questions about her leg.  Couldn't that mass have been taken care of before it got that large?  When it first started affecting her mobility, could it be removed?

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