Connect with us

News

20-stone weight loss Wayne needs £££s to remove excess skin

Avatar photo

Published

on

A former March man, now living in Soham, has raised £1,000 of a £5,000 target to have skin removed after he lost 20 stone in weight.

Wayne Shepherd, 40, has received the donations from 57 people in just two weeks after turning to a GoFundMe campaign to finance the surgery.

Before and after for Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

Before and after for Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

“I have always been overweight and was bullied very badly as a kid for it which to be honest fuelled my eating problems,” he said.

He said he his weight went to 226.8kg (35st 7lb) and he was on the NHS waiting list for nearly four years, but a year ago finally had a gastric sleeve thanks to the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Portsmouth.

His current weight is now 94.4kg (14st 8lb) as of the 1st august 2023…

“It’s been one hell of a ride with so much hard work but now I have this massive problem of excess skin,” said Wayne.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/funds-to-go-under-the-knife?member=28465601&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

 

“I was promised before I had my sleeve done that they would fund and remove the skin for me when we got to that point and now, I am there they won’t fund it.

“This has destroyed me in so many ways. I am more insecure about how I look now than I ever was when I was bigger.

“I cannot look at myself in the mirror with no clothes on, I won’t let others look at me so doing this and putting myself out there for everyone to see is unreal and so damn hard as you can imagine but that’s how much I am willing to do to try and get the help I need.

Before and after for Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

Before: Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

“As you can see in the picture, I do have a lot of skin in a lot of places, and I know it’s going to cost so much but I need to try and do something because I cannot live the rest of my life looking the way I do.”

He said: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.

“There was emotional eating, it’s an addiction, depression, feeling hungry 24/7, environmental factors, being around feeders, it was a mess, I was a mess and I hold my hands up to that fact.

“I know people will judge me and I do understand that, and I do understand that they will see it all as my own fault so why should I get help or ask for help. All I can say to that is I am human, and I just want to be normal for once in my life.”

Before and after for Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

After weight loss:  Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

He said he is aiming to raise £5000 to have both his arms and breast area sorted “so please help me try to achieve this”.

Before and after for Wayne Shepherd: “I know I got myself in to this mess by putting the weight on in the first place but it’s not that simple at all. there was so many more factors than just over eating.”

Facebook

Read More

Say NO to Sunnica campaign group has mounted a massive effort to stop the solar farm PHOTO: Say NO to Sunnica Say NO to Sunnica campaign group has mounted a massive effort to stop the solar farm PHOTO: Say NO to Sunnica
News1 day ago

Labour approve 2,500 acre Sunnica solar farm on Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border

Government also drops 9-year ban on onshore windfarms

Peterborough City Council told CambsNews: ‘Following the recent identification of poisonous hemlock plants on land at Thorpe Meadows, we have worked to restrict access to this area.’ PHOTO: Terry Harris for CambsNews Peterborough City Council told CambsNews: ‘Following the recent identification of poisonous hemlock plants on land at Thorpe Meadows, we have worked to restrict access to this area.’ PHOTO: Terry Harris for CambsNews
Peterborough City Council1 day ago

Poisonous hemlock forces closure of Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough

The signs warn visitors of ‘toxic poison hemlock on site’

Carlyle-Parker, from Wisbech, later pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and dangerous driving Carlyle-Parker, from Wisbech, later pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and dangerous driving
Crime1 day ago

Wisbech man jailed for ‘horrific attack’ on his partner whilst their child was in the car

'He put all their lives and the lives of other road users at risk'

Human trafficker suspect detained in Whittlesey told police ‘they want me? about what?’ before being advised of his rights and bundled into a police van. Human trafficker suspect detained in Whittlesey told police ‘they want me? about what?’ before being advised of his rights and bundled into a police van.
Crime1 day ago

WATCH: Human trafficker suspect held in Whittlesey on European arrest warrant

Suspect spotted speeding in Bellmans Road arrested in Sycamore Road

NewRiver Retail plan to demolish the car park to make way for a new food store but have not given details of which supermarket chain wants to move in. NewRiver Retail plan to demolish the car park to make way for a new food store but have not given details of which supermarket chain wants to move in.
News2 days ago

360-space Horsefair Wisbech car park to be demolished to make way for new store

The multi-storey car park is attached to Horsefair Shopping Centre

Recycling facilities in March are set for a £4m upgrade, after Cambridgeshire County Council agreed for a replacement. Visual of the new household recycling centre Recycling facilities in March are set for a £4m upgrade, after Cambridgeshire County Council agreed for a replacement. Visual of the new household recycling centre
Cambridgeshire County Council2 days ago

Green light for £4m recycling centre at March despite 17 per cent hike in costs

Cambridgeshire has 9 household waste recycling centres

Protect Local Peterborough (PRP) is a campaign to oppose proposals for a Township in the middle of open countryside. Protect Local Peterborough (PRP) is a campaign to oppose proposals for a Township in the middle of open countryside.
Your Views2 days ago

OPINION: ‘Fastest growing city in the UK’ is not a vision for the people of Peterborough

Fighting to prevent mass suburban sprawl in and around Castor and Ailsworth

Kuda Madondo Allison Clarke Niall James and Keith Johnson (002) Kuda Madondo Allison Clarke Niall James and Keith Johnson (002)
News3 days ago

Stagecoach East reveal ‘crème de la crème’ for Bus Driver of the Year awards

The contestants came from across Stagecoach East

Paul Bristow awaiting result of the count in Peterborough. Photo: Terry Harris Paul Bristow awaiting result of the count in Peterborough. Photo: Terry Harris
Politics3 days ago

Ex MP Paul Bristow says Tories must win back young people who voted Reform

'I’m proud to have secured £125 million for the city'

Image of what The Press will look like when complete: it set to deliver over 100,000 sq ft of fitted lab and office space through repositioning of Cambridge’s former printing press. Image of what The Press will look like when complete: it set to deliver over 100,000 sq ft of fitted lab and office space through repositioning of Cambridge’s former printing press.
Business3 days ago

Foxton, Cambridge development ‘responds to persistent shortfall in fit-for-purpose lab and office space’

New 100,000 sq ft Foxton science and innovation campus