Series 1 - Episode 6

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A woman's home is fitted with a heavy-duty hoist and an ambulance team work to give a diabetic man a sense of independence.

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  • Caitlin

    1 year ago

    Caitlin

    Hmm. Empathy running out much? We could, of course, refuse help to the obese, drug addicts, smokers, self harmers, anorexics and anyone who has depression and can't "pull themselves together" but on the whole I'd rather live in a world where we help and try to educate rather then judge. I'd rather work and pay taxes to do that than be one of those trapped in my bed, condemned by the world and miserable beyond belief. But hey, keep on with the torrents of abuse, perhaps your comments will be worse than their lives already are and they'll see the light?

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  • Ruthie

    over 1 year ago

    Ruthie

    So many of you forget that these people are human beings. My heart bleeds for them. I admit that to start with I was a bit degroratory, but after watching a few episodes I now think that I understand and I am ashamed. I have serious back problems which mean that I am stuck at home. I can't work anymore and that drives me crazy (very active brain, very crap body). However, I am 8 st because I'm in pain all the time. I have a very high metabolic rate and that takes control of my body. I'm one of the few who doesn't like anything sweet. I sometimes don't even want to eat, but I know that I have to. Imagine that being switched around. Imagine wanting to eat all the time. We don't have too much control over our bodies sometimes. Some people think that it's ok to say "Look at all the weight you've lost" - it's not! It's hurtful and it's none of their business. So how dare people say "Look at the size of you!" These lovely people don't choose to be that way. I wish them all the best with all my heart. Remember that beauty is not on the outside!

  • kat

    over 1 year ago

    kat

    i just can not believe these comments these are real stories of real people with real feelings think yoU should all take a step back and realise that i take my hat off to all involved in this series xxx

  • alastair

    over 1 year ago

    alastair

    often complain how much we get taxed as a nation, only to have council paying for 10 grand lifts here and 4 grand beds there... not to mention the amount of benefits they recieve... made me feel sick watching this programme that genuine hard working class people are being taxed heavily to provide for lazy over eaters and self inflicted actions.. most comments prove this is a nation of pity and giving.. labour give hand outs... wheres the honesty, graft and pride gone.. work hard and do yourself justice... not sit on your backside and claim and let everybody else cater for you, pathetic

  • M.s

    over 1 year ago

    M.s

    I feel sorry for all the big people. Even though my body fat is very low at 6% i struggle with emotional eating. When I was fat as a teenager I suffered and ate more and more, now people stop me because I look too thin.

  • Tink

    almost 2 years ago

    Tink

    I feel so sorry for these people! Yes a lot of it is self-inflicted but there are reasons behind it, i'm 19 now, 4 years ago I weighed 6st3lbs and I was being force-fed through a tube in a secure hospital. I starved myself because I was depressed and alone but after the horrific treatment I had to endure to get better from being so frail the fear of ever going through that again means my depression has sent my weight rocketing to where i'm nearly 16st now. I didn't like being thin and I don't like being fat but would you rather me and people like me dealt with our feelings by committing suicide instead? Because the NHS mental health services are rubbish and don't help the majority, i've been trying to get treatment for my depression since I was 13 with no success and when i'm really really down or anxious instead of turning to cutting or pills like I used to I turn to food. Just as destructive in the long term but right now a lot safer than knives and pills. Stop moaning about these people, they have issues behind their weight, how about YOU stop doing whatever it is that cheers you up and keeps you going, socialising maybe, going out at all, drinking, smoking etc etc etc

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  • Ramona

    2 years ago

    Ramona

    I often wonder how these poor people keep up theire weight. They have not left the house in years, some are bed bound. Who is doing all that cooking, serving feeding? Is their someone in the background who actually supports their condition, and enjoys it?

  • clive jones

    2 years ago

    clive jones

    how can you all be so rude and vile if comes with a medical or inherited of anyother as well back of my mother was fat and obeased as well but in her severnties she lost weght but died of heart break when my father died six months before hand it cant be helped it will take education to do it not sacastic comments

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  • JM

    2 years ago

    JM

    What has really struck me about this whole series is how kind the staff have been, almost without exception. Completely natural, I felt, and not put on for the cameras. It's really nice to see, as so many of these patients must face cruelty all the time.

  • Kieran

    2 years ago

    Kieran

    wheres the sub titles me and my mate who is hard of hearing cant watch this video due to that

  • nufsaid

    2 years ago

    nufsaid

    Danielle no alcoholics don't get mobility aids. Instead they get detox in special clinics and find themselves in and out of liver units and A and E due to their alcoholism. Detox often does not always work so they swing from home to hospitals. Some have liver transplants

  • Crypticmiss

    2 years ago

    Crypticmiss

    Not all these people have self inflicted problems. Lymphoedema, which Carol has is irreversible and nothing to do with over eating.

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  • gibbons

    2 years ago

    gibbons

    No, drinkers just get full DLA of hundreds of pounds a month, when people with real health issues, non self inflicted are having to fight to prove they cannot walk or get out of bed!

  • Danielle

    2 years ago

    Danielle

    Can you imagine any other self inflicated disorder being treated in the same way? You dont see drinkers given special mobility things costing thousands. Why dont they admit them into a hospital and control what they eat like they do anorexic people, its much the same issue jsut to the other extreme. Are you allowed to section these people for their own safety and put them in a safe place to recover like drug users? It all seems to be the wrong way to deal with them. I am very impressed however with the professionals who deal with them, I dont know how they have the patience to deal with their personalities.

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  • Me

    2 years ago

    Me

    Same could be said for a lot of people - smokers, drinkers....etc. etc. Dealing with obesity isn't always simply a case of stopping to eat so much, there are often underlying mental issues that need dealing with too. The problem with the NHS is that Drs cover the cracks, they don't deal with the roots.

  • RiRi

    2 years ago

    RiRi

    Russell I could not agree more! The NHS will die whilst trying to cater for them whilst the people with real medical issues will be the ones to miss out! By real I mean not self inflicted! If weight gain is caused by a medical condition then I feel very sorry for them but if its over eating then they can sort themselves out!!

  • Russell

    2 years ago

    Russell

    Why are these people so pandered for they should be made to lose weight.

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