Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, dubbed the heaviest woman in the world, has arrived safely at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, where she is scheduled for bariatric surgery in the following month. Aty’s doctors said that the woman weighed approximately 500 kg or 1,100 pounds and was unable to leave her bed for the last 20 years.
The Egyptian woman who was forced to spend the last two decades in her bed has arrived safely in Mumbai on Monday morning. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is 37-years-old and was diagnosed with elephantiasis when she was a child. Due to her condition, the woman was not able to move most of the time, as her limbs would often swell.
Unfortunately, during her adult years, the woman suffered a massive stroke which pinned her to the bed. Over the years, Aty’s doctors diagnosed her with high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep deprivation, and hypertension.
The situation seemed desperate for Aty and her family until they’ve learned of a surgical procedure which might save her life. However, the procedure could only be performed in an Indian hospital, and obtaining a visa was hard.
The woman applied for a visa many times, but she was rejected. However, after posting an open letter on the Indian foreign minister’s Twitter page, the woman managed to obtain safe passage to the Indian hospital which would save her life.
Due to her medical condition, the woman couldn’t have been transported using regular means. But the authorities managed to convert a cargo plane into an ambulance in order to fly the woman to the Mumbai hospital.
According to Aty’s physicians, the road to recovery will be long and strenuous. After arriving at the hospital, the woman has been placed on a special liquid diet. The doctors said that the Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty must follow this diet for at least 25 days. This approach will allow her to shave off at least 50 kilograms.
Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala of the Saifee hospital declared that he could not begin the surgery until the woman loses some weight and her health condition are dealt with. The surgery will last roughly 2 and a half hours and will help her lose an additional 150 kilograms.
After the life-saving surgery, the woman will have to follow a strict regime consisting of physiotherapy and diet, which should reduce her weight to 100 kilograms in a few years.
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