A 42-year-old Vasai woman loses 214 kg to discover a new life

By: Bhavani Srinivasan

MUMBAI: Amita Rajani, Vasai Resident, It Took Him Four Years And Two Surgeries To Lose 214 Kg And Walk Independently.

On Wednesday, Rajani Spoke About His" Transformation That Changes Life" . From 300 Kg To 86 Kg And Your Search To Enter The. The Surgeon Who Performed A Bariatric Surgery Or To Lose Weight In Rajani, Dr. Shashank Shah, Stated That Rajani, 42, Was The Heaviest Woman In Asia Until She Reduced To 86 Kg.

Before Surgery, Life Was A Disaster, Said Rajani, Who Needed Help To Perform Even The Most Basic Activities, Such As Walking And Changing Clothes." I Was In Bed For Eight Years." I Never Left My Home In All Those Years, Never I Saw The Sunlight. I Was Depressed, She Said.

The Sight Of Her Would Scare Her Six-month-old Nephew Who Used To Start Crying When He Saw Her, He Added. But His Parents Would Make Him Spend Time With Me Every Day, She Said.

In Addition To Being Obese, Rajani Also Had Kidney Dysfunction, Type II Diabetes And Respiratory Problems. The Crucial Moment Arrived When Rajani Met Dr. Shah, Who Has Performed 6,000 Bariatric Surgeries To Date." Obesity Is The Mother Of All Diseases, Including Cancer, And It Is More Common Among Women Than Among Men" , Said Dr. Shah. Obesity Now Affects Every Third Indian, He Added. It Is Not Surprising That Doctors Say That Bariatric Surgery, Although Complex And Costly Between Rs 3 And Rs 5 Lakh, Has Candidates In India.

Bariatric Surgery Consists Of Reducing The Size Of The Stomach So That It Can Contain A Smaller Portion Of Food, Restricting The Amount Of Food That Can Be Consumed To Result In Weight Loss. Considering That It Is A Major Surgery, It Carries Risks Such As Infections, Blood Clots, Renal Failure Due To Diabetes, Etc. Rajani Admits That He Initially Refused To Submit To The Procedure Due To The Side Effects. But Dr. Shah Finally Convinced Me, She Added.

He Underwent Two Bariatric Surgeries At The Lilavati And Hinduja Hospitals. The Medical Team Monitored Her For 30 Days After The Surgery, Applying Injections To Prevent Blood Clots And Performing Physiotherapy And Breathing Exercises. I ' M In Heaven Now. I Can Use What I Want And Eat Normal Food. After Surgery, I Traveled Throughout India, Rajani Said.