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This Week's Carenote - 08/30/11
Does anyone know about caring for the morbidly obese? My daughter married a man who weighs over 600 pounds and I feel so sorry for her—she is the breadwinner, the cook, the laundress, the everything. Also, he has an ulcer on his leg near his ankle that won't heal. They have three dogs and are not the cleanest of housekeepers—dog hair everywhere. I try to help clean, but I'm not a young person and the task seems daunting. I feel bad for her and scared for him with that open sore. When I ask about doctors’ appointments, they don't want to share information and I hate to pry. Does anyone out there care for a person who is morbidly obese?

 

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Name: Connelly
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Date: 08/31/2011
Time: 07:20 AM

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It seems like an intervention is needed - with as many supportive people as possible, including a mental health professional. Good luck.


Name: Daniel
Location: Rushville, N.Y.
Date: 08/30/2011
Time: 07:49 AM

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Sorry I posted my web site that shows my gastric bypass photos but they did'nt show the url. Maybe it is against the rules because of virus'? I was 319 plus and lost 160 pounds. I'm 10 years out and kept 120 of it off. It's not an easy surgery but I'm glad I did it.


Name: Daniel
Location: Rushville, N.Y.
Date: 08/30/2011
Time: 06:48 AM

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I can't offer to much insite as I really don't know much of what to say, other than is it possible that he can have a gastric bypass? Does he have insurance that would cover it or medicaid?  Good luck.


 







 

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