In “627 LB Woman: Jackie’s
story,” we meet a courageous
woman the day before she is scheduled
to have life-saving bariatric surgery,
and follow her for 8 months as she
struggles to regain her life. House-bound
for several years, Jackie spends
22 hours a day in her bed. Her excessive
weight prevents her from walking
or even standing for more than a
couple minutes. And recently a large
mass, believed to be a hernia, has
developed on her right side which
also greatly affects her mobility.
During her gastric bypass surgery,
her doctor plans to repair the hernia
as well. Jackie is desperate to
begin living life again.
we chronicle her weight loss journey,
we witness Jackie’s painful
and complicated recovery from surgery,
which has left her with little to
no appetite. Jackie immediately
experiences rapid weight loss due
to complex digestive problems, and
is re-admitted into the hospital.
For several months, Jackie is in
and out of hospitals as different
physicians attempt to help her.
And although she loses half of her
original body weight, Jackie’s
outcome is not at all what anyone
expected, and not anything like
she had hoped for.