A morbidly obese woman who weighs nearly 600lbs and eats fast-food at least once a day says she has become a ‘burden’ do her life partner.
On Wednesday night’s episode of TLC series My 600lb Life, June McCamey, 44, from League City, Texas, reveals that she relies on her partner Sadi Gregory to do everything physical for her – including bathing her.
June was given gastric bypass surgery and after going to a therapist to speak about her son Mack’s death, which caused her to gain weight, she lost 200lb.
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Difficult life: June McCamey, 44, from League City, Texas, chronicles her weight loss journey on Wednight’s episode of TLC series My 600lb Life. The mother-of-four weighs nearly 600lbs
Partner to caretaker: June says it is ’embarrassing’ that she has to rely on Sadi to bathe her (pictured)
June consulted with Dr Younan Nowzaradan in Houston, Texas and admitted she’d suffered a stroke in 2010 and a heart attack in 2011.
Dr Nowzaradan admitted her to hospital to monitor her health before sending her home to lose some weight on her own.
June then qualified for the surgery but struggled after the operation and at one point even gained 20lbs. After seeing a therapist to talk about her son’s death, June lost a staggering 201lbs over 12 months. Her weight went from 590lbs down to 389lbs.
Sadi says that when she first met June, she was attracted to her confidence and the fact that she ‘liked to get out’. However, Sadi says June’s weight now ‘restricts her from doing a lot’.
‘Maybe a year in I started getting concerned because things [were] changing,’ Sadi explained. ‘She is totally dependent on me.’
In the clip, June can be seen yelling for Sadi to come into her bedroom because she is hungry. When Sadi suggests tacos, June insists that she wants nachos and burritos with extra beef, extra cheese, and extra sour cream.
On her way to Taco Bell, Sadi admits that she gets her partner fast-food sometimes two or even three times a day.
Too much to ask: June admits that her weight gain and immobility has made her a ‘burden’ to her life partner Sadi Gregory (right)
Demanding woman: June (left) can be seen telling Sadi (right) that she wants extra cheese, extra meat, and extra sour cream on her Taco bell order
Serious addiction: Sadi, who is pictured picking up June’s Taco Bell order, says she runs to get her partner fast-food at least once a day
‘When we first got together, I was much more mobile,’ June says in a preview clip from the episode. ‘Now I feel like she is taking care of me like I’m a kid.’
‘I am conflicted about buying us food,’ she explains. ‘I give in because I don’t want a fuss. The relationship changed to like a caretaker. That’s not what a signed up for.’
June, who admits their relationship has ‘become a burden to Sadi’, she struggles to fight her addiction to food.
When Sadi comes home and there is a part of her order missing, June accuses her of not following the list she gave her.
Unsatisfied customer: When June realizes a portion of her massive order is missing (left), she calls Taco Bell to complain (right)
Always wanting more: Sadi says June is ‘like and addict’ and her ‘fix is food’. June can be seen eating her Taco Bell meal
‘Did you look at the paper?’ she asks, ‘You couldn’t of.’
Sadi, who insists that she followed the list, tells her partner: ‘That’s what you get for your long orders.’
June then calls Taco Bell to tell her that her order was missing an item.
‘She’s like an addict. Her fix is food,’ Sadi explains.
Hard to handle: June says her life is a nightmare because she is always in pain – even when she is just sitting up
To much weight: June says it feels like she has a toddler on each leg when she tries to walk around her house
Confined to her home: ‘I have three seats: my bed, the bathroom toilet, and my chair,’ she says
June has her legs massaged, she needs help from her partner because her weight has made it difficult for her to look after herself
June visits Dr Nowzaradan to try and get a gastric bypass to help her lose the weight and uses a support frame to get around
June lies in her hospital bed and speaks to a consultant before her gastric bypass
June weighed 400lbs about her four pregnancies because she never lost any of the baby weight, however, her addiction to food spiraled out of control after the death of her son four years ago.
‘If my son saw me right now, it would hurt him,’ she admits.
In another clip from tonight’s episode, June explains that she feels like she is ‘living in a nightmare’
‘I feel imprisoned in my body. I’m in pain. It hurts to sit up. I’m breathing heavy, chest is pounding. I’m worried my heart will give out,’ she says.
Although she has an oxygen tube in, June is happy she will be having the bypass to help her
June gets ready to undergo surgery in a hospital gown and plastic cap before having a gastric bypass
June after having her bypass appears in pain in the hospital bed with dressings over her stomach
June lost 200lb after the gastric bypass and with therapy to help her recover from the death of her son
June had previously had a stroke and a heart attack and wanted to lose her weight for health reasons
June goes to the hairdressers for the first time in years, left, and admires her new look in the mirror, right
‘I feel like at any moment of me standing up my knees are going to give up,’ she adds. ‘The weight is too much. I don’t know how much more weight I can actually put on my knees. I don’t think they are going to last.’
June can be seen struggling to get out of bed and go to the bathroom, where it takes her two or three tries to lift her legs into the tub.
Once she is sitting down on the edge of the bathtub, Sadi comes in to wash scrub her back.
‘To have someone bathe me is so embarrassing,’ June admits.
June’s partner Sadi would run around after her and get June her food, even going for fast food three times a day
Terrible loss: June says her weight spiraled out of control after the death of her son four years ago
June has a memorial for her son after losing weight, left, and right, Mack her son who died
Sadi explains that the real June is not the person that you see on the outside. ‘It is like the real her is a prisoner inside the body she is in,’ she adds.
June says when she walks it feels like she is ‘carrying a toddler on each’ leg. Her lack of mobility has left her confined to three areas in her home.
‘I have three seats: my bed, the bathroom toilet, and my chair,’ she said. ‘My world is confined. I feel suffocated in in it. I feel like I am going from a bed coffin to a chair coffin.’
My 600lb Life airs on Wednesdays at 9pm on TLC