Mercedes Cephas‘ journey on Season 7 of “My 600-lb Life” was full of ups and downs. People all over the world were captivated. She started at a shocking weight of 773 pounds. Her battle against obesity was not just about getting healthy; it was about staying alive.
Mercedes Cephas had past traumas that haunted her and her weight made it hard for her to move. Her story was one of pain, struggle, and a glimmer of hope for a better future. But what has happened to Mercedes since the show ended? The latest updates might surprise you.
Mercedes Cephas had a hard time with Dr. Now. He warned her about the serious consequences of her obesity, but she found it tough to make the necessary changes to her lifestyle. In one of her rare updates, Mercedes admitted, “The strict regimes were too much for me,.” By the end of the show, she had lost 81 pounds, but she still weighed 692 pounds. She needed to weigh less to be eligible for life-saving surgery.
Mercedes Cephas’ Struggle Post-Show
After the show, things didn’t get any easier for Mercedes. She tried to raise money for her surgery, but only got $175 out of the $10,000 she needed. She had complications from her past surgeries and got infections. These issues made it even harder for her to move around. Fans were worried and wondered if she could overcome these obstacles. Mercedes said, “It’s been a tough road, with more bumps than I ever expected.” She was still facing an uphill battle.
Where is Mercedes Cephas Now?
Mercedes hasn’t posted on social media since November 2019, and people are wondering how she’s doing. Her last update was changing her profile picture, which didn’t give any hints about her progress. Her lymphedema is severe, and the lack of recent updates has made people even more worried about her. One fan commented, “We can only hope she finds the strength to share her story once again.” Many others feel the same way.
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