Published by: Full House
Date: August, 2012
Emily lost eight stone with a gastric bypass to have the family she longed for. But the mother-of-three has been left looking like a ‘deflated balloon’, with unsightly facial hair which has left her reluctant to leave the house’¦
- Emily struggled with her weight from a young age ‘ at 11-years-old she tipped the scales at 11-stone and continued gaining a stone a year. Her self-confidence wasn’t helped by the fact she grew facial hair.
- After suffering a miscarriage aged 19, she was desperate to start a family ‘ but doctors said her weight held her back. They also said being overweight was causing her facial hair.
- Finally, weighing 28-stone, she had a gastric bypass. After shedding eight-stone in eight months she fell pregnant.
- After giving birth to Alfie, four, Emily’s weight loss stopped ‘ but she was so happy to be a Mum she didn’t care. Her and hubby Simon desperately started trying for another baby ‘ after two more miscarriages they welcomed Logan, one.
- Just 11-months later, in January this year, Joseph completed their family.
- Emily is now desperate to lose more weight so she can have her excess skin removed ‘ which she says has left her looking like a ‘deflated balloon’. She also hopes it will stop her beard growing so she no longer has to shave every day.
- But the pregnancies have stretched her stomach so she can eat normally again and has put on two-stone. She’s been refused corrective surgery.
- She has to put creams and talc under her overhanging belly in the summer to try and stop the smell and infections, and she can’t run around with her sons because of the ‘slap, slap’ noise the skin makes.
‘I did all this so I could have the family I longed for, so it seems cruel that now I have them I can’t do anything with them,’ says Emily.
‘I tell my sons they’re special little boys to have a Mummy with a beard and not many are that lucky, but in reality it cuts me to pieces as it stops me doing things with them.
‘I only really go out to take Alfie to playgroup or if I have to, as I can’t stand people staring, and the excess skin rubbing is so painful.
‘’I’m desperate to lose weight, have the skin removed and get rid of my beard so I can live a normal life.’