A year ago the doctor cut this woman open. When she came into his office today, he simply couldn’t believe it.
By the age of 24, Amber Rachdi of Troutdale, Oregon, was more than just overweight. She had had a problematic relationship to food for years and now weighed more than 650 lbs. She couldn't walk without help, much less prepare her own food, drive, or exercise. She lived with her parents and her boyfriend Rowdy and had long stopped going outside, not wanting to be seen at her current size. But it was clear that she couldn't go on like this.