I'm sorry to hear about your mom and think you're right to be concerned. It's a long journey to go from having such serious health problems to good health. One thing that might help, with her doctor's supervision, is to hire a personal weight loss coach to support her, monitor her progress, and guide her along to lose weight. You can e-mail me if you would like information on one such program, [email]REMOVED
[/email]. I would say that you be weary of something like gastric bypass surgery. It can offer a quick weight loss (but not to all) but the dangers, side-effects, and long-term lifestyle changes really limit a person's quality of life. I hope you and your mom find the help that she needs. She is lucky to have you looking out for her!
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