Angie J, whose full identify is Angela Marie Dunham-Johns, is the topic of tonight’s episode of My 600 Lb. Life. Angie, an Ohio native, is making an attempt to journey to Houston to hunt out the assistance of celeb bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, mostly referred to as Dr. Now, to attempt to shed some weight and get her well being again on observe. However will she qualify for Dr. Now’s operation? And even when she does, will she be capable of make it to Houston?
The official TLC synopsis for tonight’s episode reads: “At over 600-lbs, Angie is attempting to get to Houston to see Dr. Nowzaradan, in hope of getting weight reduction surgical procedure to avoid wasting her life. However household battle and disagreements might cease her from having the ability to do what she wants earlier than she even will get the prospect.”
“I want I hadn’t let issues get this dangerous,” Angie could be heard saying within the promo for tonight’s episode. “However they’re. I sit on the sideline for all the pieces.”
“I wish to see her get higher so she will be able to have a life, and we will have a life collectively,” her husband Justin tells the cameras. The scene cuts to a bittersweet shot of the couple sitting on the mattress whereas Justin rubs her leg.
In line with the synopsis for tonight’s episode, Angie’s purpose of creating it to Houston to get her life-saving surgical procedure from Dr. Now’s hindered by points together with her household. Though the outline doesn’t specify who Angie is disagreeing with, any person in her household could also be getting in the best way of Angie’s purpose to shed pounds.
Angie lately began a GoFundMe account to assist increase funds to assist her relocate to Houston, though it appears just like the has solely raised $55 of the $1,200 purpose thus far. Within the description, Angie wrote that she is attempting to relocate to Texas to see Dr. Now, and that she wants assist with bills as a result of she lives on a hard and fast revenue and may’t afford the journey on her personal.
“I’m nearly 40 years previous and I’ve been over weight nearly all my life, and I’ve tried a number of totally different diets and food plan fads with no avail,” she wrote. “And my weight being at nearly 600lbs has left me nearly bedridden and determined to get this life saving surgical procedure. Shifting 1900 miles from the place I’m from and lived my complete life, forsaking my youngsters and grand infants and family and friends is the toughest resolution I’ve ever needed to come to however I KNOW if I don’t go I will probably be leaving completely in a coffin!”
She continued: “My well being is quickly deteriorating and I don’t actually reside anymore I simply exist right here everyday. I’ve missed a lot life by being at this weight … My largest worry is that if I don’t go I’ll die right here on this jail I’ve created in my very own bed room.”
Angie’s final replace was two months in the past, letting followers know that she’d already misplaced 40 lbs and that she was simply shy of her purpose to achieve Texas. “I solely want about $400 that may assist with what I’m in need of for the touring and shifting expense for me to get to Texas the top of this month! I lately weighed in [and] have misplaced 40 lbs alone by following my food plan instructed to me by the Dr. and it has gave [sic] me a lot extra confidence on this course of!”
“I’m so excited to see what I will do with the surgical procedure as a software to make use of with my new consuming habits and understanding! after I’ve the bariatric surgical procedure and lose a very good quantity of weight I can even be getting knee surgical procedure to have the ability to get myself extra cellular and get my life again! I haven’t had since 2011 And I actually can’t wait!!!!”
So the place is Angie immediately? In line with her Fb profile, regardless of solely having raised $55 of her fundraising purpose, she seems to have made it to Houston, so no matter obstacles (monetary or in any other case) she bumped into on her method to Texas didn’t maintain her again.
She hasn’t given followers any particular updates on her profile about her weight-loss journey, however she has posted a number of photos of herself with inspirational captions like “I get a bit of bit stronger,” and she or he shared a quote the opposite day that reads “Somebody mentioned ‘I don’t understand how you do it,’ and I mentioned ‘I wasn’t given a selection.’”
Tune in tonight to catch Angie’s story on My 600-lb Life, which airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on TLC.
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