Tim Daily, Given Life Saving Operation Then Bites The Hand That Feeds Him.
Today I was incensed by reading the following.
A father-of-two who lost half his body weight following a gastric bypass operation is now suing the NHS for hundreds of thousands of pounds after he was left eating a biscuit a day.
Tim Daily, from Milton Keynes, requested the £12,000 surgery after his weight spiralled to 24 stone and he suffered mini-strokes, diabetes and heart problems.
So he has gone from 24 Stone to 11 stone, however because he can’t enjoy food like he used to he now wants to sue, the bypass means you can’t do what you used to do Tim, and why would you want to ? It’s what got you to 24 stone in the first place.
A quote or 2:
“‘I would rather be 24 stone again than live life like this. Life is a living hell. I’m not the happy-chappy guy I used to be. I feel down all the time.
No Tim, you are the same person you have always been, only now the weight doesn’t hide the “true you”, you have lost the weight and saved your life, food is the mortal enemy, dont crave it, all you are saying is that physically you have gone somewhere that mentally you were not ready to do.
‘I’m ill and desperate. I crave food everyday. On a good day I can eat a biscuit washed down with plenty of morphine. Otherwise I don’t eat.
If you are craving food all the time then I do think the NHS are part to blame, they should have NEVER given you the bypass in the first place, as I touched on, mentally Tim, you were/are not ready for this operation/life change.
‘I miss eating so much. I was always a very social person going out for meals was a huge part of my life. I can’t even pop out for a meal – it’s ruined my life.”
Social eating is, one of the worst things morbidly obese people can do, sure with the right mentally you can do it, and not have any problems, however, Tim just isn’t ready for this, so if he body would allow him, then he would pile the weight back on …and then some more…..and thats the biggest risk to any former morbidly obese person, medically and mentally it can kill us….
Tim, I do really feel for you, but if you see help at what caused you to become obese in the first place then maybe, just maybe your problems will lessen, sure I full understand you have physical issues but becoming obese isn’t about putting food into your mouth, it’s about the mental problems with have that force us to turn somewhere for comfort, sometimes its to drink, sometimes its drugs, with people like Tim and I, it was food, I have not fully dealt with all my demons but I’m getting there, Tim, if you ever read this, take it as friendly advice from someone who was almost double your weight and not someone who is criticising you.
This was me Today.