A woman from Saint Clair Pennsylvania finally managed to escape her nightmarish weight, after a team of surgeons a 140-pound cyst from her abdomen. Thinking that she had weight-related problems, the woman, who has just turned 71, had to live with the benign outgrowth in her body for almost two decades. The surgery was successful, and now, the patient’s only concern is what to do with her big clothes.
Mary Clancey is a 71-year-old resident of Saint Clair, Pennsylvania. For over 20 years, Clancey has had trouble keeping her weight in check. In an interview following her surgery, the septuagenarian declared that she was desperate to find a solution to her problem, as she reached the weight of 350 pounds.
The woman said she tried everything she could think of in terms of weight loss – diets, drugs, and exercising on a regular basis. However, she said that all her efforts have been in vain, as her abdomen continued to grow.
Back in November, Mary Clancey was admitted to a Saint Clair Hospital as she developed life-threatening blood clots in her fragile legs. After consulting Clancey, the doctors realized that the woman actually had a gigantic cyst in her abdomen.
The scans indicated that the abnormal outgrowth weighted a little over 140 pounds and that it has developed over the course of twenty years. Naturally, the woman was shocked and relieved at the same time to find out about her condition, as she made peace a long time ago with the thought that she could do nothing about her weight.
A few hours after Mary’s cyst removal surgery, the woman was feeling like a new person. During the interview, Mary declared that when she woke up, she felt a bit empty, as she was accustomed to carrying around the 140-pound cyst.
The surgeons who operated Mary declared that the outgrowth was actually an ovarian cyst and that it grew uncontrollably for at least 16 years. After the surgery, Mary’s weight dropped from 350 pounds to 150 pounds.
When asked by the reporters about what she felt when the doctors informed her about the condition, the septuagenarian declared that she felt a little bit like Ellen Ripley from the movie Aliens.
After the surgery, the woman plans to sell out her old clothes and buy new ones. She said that she feels happy and healthy.
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