1000-LB SISTERS star Tammy Slaton is successfully recovering from her major weight loss surgery, as she underwent the life-changing procedure before her wedding.
TLCTammy Slaton has undergone her life-saving weight loss surgery before her wedding day[/caption]
Instagram/Tammy SlatonTammy finally lost enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery, which she had done in August[/caption]
Tammy had her big surgery in Lexington, Kentucky, close to the end of the summer.
Bariatric surgery, also called gastric bypass surgery, is an operation on the digestive system to help a patient lose weight quickly in extreme situations.
A source close to Tammy exclusively told The U.S. Sun the procedure went smoothly and there were few complications.
The insider shared: “It was a little scary, but she recovered quickly. The first few days were really tough on her, but she was still able to talk and was with it.”
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The source shared the nurses were: “Monitoring Tammy and making sure she’s staying on her diet after the surgery.
“She has been adjusting well and [her body] hasn’t rejected her medications.”
However, after the two-week recovery process ended, Tammy chose to remain in rehab – and she’s still there now.
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“She has a choice to leave and they’ve already heard that but like her family’s kind of just pushed her to stay there a little bit longer.”
The source specified: “She was supposed to come home in August after the surgery for a month and her release date was then supposed to be September 1, but they kept pushing it back.”
The nurses still need to monitor Tammy’s trach.
A tracheostomy tube in the breathing pipe placed into Tammy’s throat to help her get enough oxygen to her lungs.
Tammy had previous surgery to shrink the size of the tube before she underwent her bariatric procedure.
The 1000-lb Sisters insider gushed about Tammy’s struggles and her accomplishments while extending her stay in rehab.
The source shared: “Staying in rehab is, of course, very hard for her because she wants to be home.”
Although the insider gushed: “She has drastically lost weight compared to what she used to be like. I’m super impressed with her.”
The source continued: “She’s been like standing and stuff, but she’s not able to for prolonged amounts of time. Tammy has been able to walk short distances.”
Tammy hopes to be back in Kentucky by the end of December.
SHE SAID YES!
Although perhaps her motivation to stay in rehab was driven by more than just her family encouraging her to monitor her diet.
Tammy met a special somebody while in the Ohio weight clinic and now her boyfriend Caleb popped a special question to the TLC star.
Tammy’s friend gushed: “She began dating Caleb in rehab, and I’m so happy they met in person and were not dating online.”
On the TLC Show, Tammy’s family felt as if both Jerry and the “BBW King” encouraged her bad health and eating habits.
However, Tammy’s friend feels Caleb is a new chapter for the star.
The insider said: “They have a lot of the same struggles that they can share. They’ve been a huge support for each other [in rehab], which is awesome.”
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Caleb popped the question to Tammy during the last week of October, and the couple plan to have a small, private ceremony in Ohio sometime this month.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Tammy’s representative for comment.
Tiktok/itsqueentammy86However, Tammy chose to stay in rehab through the end of the year even though her initial release date was supposed to be September 1[/caption]
Instagram/Tammy SlatonTammy had pressure from her family to stay in rehab to be sure she stays on track with her diet[/caption]
The US SunHowever, Tammy met a special man while in the Ohio clinic, and her boyfriend Caleb sweetly proposed to her in the parking lot of the facility[/caption]