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MD and obesity

MD and obesity

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Posted by lorie on January 23, 2000 at 23:32:11:

I am 31 years old and have had limb-girdle md since age
3. I was able to walk unaided until I 23 years old. this was when I broke my knee. At that time i was 5'3"
tall and weighed 115 pounds. I got my first manual wheelchair when I was 24. That was when i started gaining weight. On my 27th birthday I weighed almost 165 pounds and I could no longer walk more than a few steps. Several months later I fell and broke my knee again and finally gave up on ever being able to walk again. Shortly after I turned 28 I had to purchase an electric wheelchair since I started having weakness in my shoulder and arms.
My marriage ended about 2 years ago since I my husband was no longer able to care for my increasing needs. I have felt miserable and like a fat slob ever since then. I am no longeer able to stand up by myself and require assistance with almost all tasks. My tummy has gotten much larger in the last 2 years and I always look as though I am nine months pregnant.
At my physical chekup last month I weighed 285 pounds.
Is it possible for someone with MD to lose weight and look better again?
I would like to hear how others cope with MD and being fat.


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