A family-of-four have lost 44-stone between them after undergoing gastric bypass surgery on the NHS.Well, they would, wouldn’t they? They are, after all, directly deriving their jobs from it.
Craig and Denise Watson and their two daughters Rebecca, 24, and Rachel, 21, all had their free surgeries within a six-month period.
News of their expensive operations, which could have cost taxpayers up to £40,000 for the Watson family, comes after surgeons claimed performing gastric operations could save the NHS money in the long run.
It’s almost like car mechanics claiming that not having your car regularly serviced by a professional will cost you money. It’s undoubtedly true, but you’d be an idiot not to realise why they are saying it.
But maybe I’m being too harsh. Maybe they have a point, and the quick fix option is really the cheapest in the long run.
After all, they claim they tried exercise and dieting, and it was ineffective.
Oh, hang on. Not quite, at least, when reversed…
Mrs Watson, 45, began putting on weight after giving birth to her first daughter and was unable to shed the pounds.That there is enough to make me want to vomit.
After her weight ballooned to 19-and-a-half stone in 2009 she decided to take drastic action.
She told BBC Radio Sheffield: 'I went to the doctors and I was told that I wasn't heavy enough to be considered for gastric surgery.
'I deliberately put a stone-and-a-half on to be able to be considered for the operation.'
And to rip the damned band right out of the greedy, lazy bitch with my bare hands, sans anaesthetic…