Heaviest Woman Flying to India to Save Her Life
The world’s heaviest woman, Egyptian Eman Ahmed is flying to India to undergo surgery. The goal of the surgery is to reduce her weight resulting in saving her life. Erman’s younger sister, Shaimaa said, “Eman didn’t live life as everyone does. She didn’t enjoy her childhood or youth. She’s been battling with her illness for 36 years.”
Heaviest Woman Lives Different Life
Her family says that Eman has barely left her bedroom in over two decades. She is barely able to move and she is unable to communicate. The family says she spends her days trapped inside her family home where she stares at the ceiling. She suffered a stroke two years ago. This impaired her speech and mobility. Shaimaa says the last two years have been particularly difficult.
Shaimaa turned to social media. As a result the family’s situation looks more hopeful for the future. The publicity about Eman’s plightt caught the attention of an eminent Mumbai-based surgeon, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala. He has set up a fundraising initiative in order to fly the young woman to India. He wants to ensure a new life for Eman. The doctor has previously operated upon a patient weighing 3/5ths the amount of Eman. He says, “It’s going to be a tough journey.” The doctor said, aside from her obesity, Eman has diabetes, asthma, hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and sleep apnoea. His biggest concern, during surgery, is the pulmonary embolism which can cause a sudden blockage in a lung artery.