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I am a 57-year-old female. Three and a half years ago, I weighed 484 lbs mostly due to Dercum's disease which causes extreme obesity and many painful angiolipomas. I suffered from SEVERE sleep apnea, hypoventilation, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, etc. After a car accident in 2018 sent me into shock, I was put in a coma for 5 weeks. I woke with what was to be a permanent trache, on oxygen 24/7, and a non invasive ventilator at night, stage 3 kidney failure from the coma, feeding tube, etc.. It took me 2 months in acute care and a rehab center to get strong enough to function even a little in order to go home to live whatever time I had left as one of the hospital doctors had told me.

I was then down to 430 lbs. Between June of 2018 and May of 2020, I was up to 445 lbs and I could feel that my health was declining again. I came across some of your keto-related videos and from past dieting years ago, I remembered that low carb worked for me but it was slower than other people's results because of the Dercums disease I guess. So, there I was 445 lbs, with the trache, oxygen, needing to be pushed in a wheelchair, developed agoraphobia, depression, diabetes, etc..

I had to decide if I wanted to continue to live. I decided, even if the weight loss was slow, it would be better than gaining more weight. Well, today, 18 months later, I now weigh 243.6 lbs!! Thanks for your help. I am on my way to getting the trache out, I have not used oxygen in over 2 months, my A1C is fine, my cholesterol and blood pressure are fine, and I am trying to overcome the anxiety of leaving the house and the depression.

I can not thank you enough for sharing your knowledge in such a kind and caring manner. You have helped to save my life and I am very grateful for that. Thank you!!! This is a shortened version of what has happened because I didn't want to take more of your time telling all of the obstacles and issues that I had during this time.

Sincerely grateful,

Christine Toy

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