IamA I am an Amputee. I have lost 500lbs post amputation. IamA 11/17/2017 4:30 p.m. AMA!
My short bio: My name is Stanley Hollar. I am 42 years old. I have been an amputee since Feb 1996, when I was 20 and in college due to a missed artery tear that was missed because I was over 400 lbs and a MRI at that time could not handle someone my size.
I have always been a large fellow that is up until February 2015. At that time, I was at my heaviest weight of 678 lbs and was sick. 95 % lungs filled with fluid, a trach was placed to help me breathe, and had to sleep with a vent every night. The doctor told me if I did not start losing weight and keep it off I would not make it my 40th birthday.
So I started my new journey. In March 2016 after losing 250 lbs; I had Roux – en Y Gastric Bypass and now have lost nearly 250 more. The trach and vent removed and no longer required in Sept 2016.
In all I have lost 500lbs. My next journey is to get a surgery to tighten my skin so that I can be properly fitted for a prosthetic leg and do something that I have not done for 20 years. I want to walk again.
My Proof: https://i.imgur.com/hanIQRS.jpg
Holding a Copy of Today's newspaper from Rushville, Indiana https://i.imgur.com/pJcXB2p.jpg
News Story from WTHR NBC Indianapolis https://www.wthr.com/article/dramatic-weight-loss-creates-dramatic-crisis-for-local-teacher
Today's News story the Rushville Republican http://www.rushvillerepublican.com/news/local_news/fear-and-desire-motivate-hollar/article_88a61d11-c5b5-511f-9c03-3d45ec5a0ee4.html