Since its debut in 2012, TLC’s My 600-lb Life has featured the stories of dozens of people struggling with morbid obesity and seeking help from Houston-based Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. Over the years, patients have had varying degrees of success under Dr. Now’s care.
Most have had success following his calorie-restricted diet, some have rejected his advice, and some have sadly died during his treatment, succumbing to the effects of extreme weight on their bodies.
In all nine seasons of the series, there have been one or two patients who have stood out – although none as dramatically as the Assanti brothers in season 5. One of the most memorable patients from the third season was Susan, a then 37-year-old Texas woman who sought Dr. Now’s help after gaining over 600 pounds.
Susan Farmer wasn’t the heaviest patient this season, but her journey drew viewers in, as did her appearance on Where Are They Now? It’s been a few years since we saw Susan on TLC, and her current weight may shock viewers.
Where Is Susan Farmer From My 600-Lb Life Now?
Fans of the medical reality series may remember that Susan Farmer’s weight-loss journey was complicated by both lymphoedema – an incurable but treatable condition characterised by severe swelling in one or more limbs (via the Mayo Clinic) – and neuropathy, which was diagnosed shortly after gastric bypass surgery.
According to the Mayo Clinic, neuropathy causes nerve damage that can lead to pain or loss of sensation in the patient’s limbs. In Susan Farmer’s case, the condition was almost paralysed. But thanks to her team of doctors and her own determination to get her life back, Susan’s condition improved, although it took her almost two months of therapy to learn to walk again (via Metro).
“During My 600-lb Life, Susan Farmer managed to drop an astonishing 267 pounds, one of her best results of the season. In her “Where are they now?” episode, Susan revealed that she lost another 35 kilos.
Weighing in at just over 305 pounds, Susan Farmer was then discharged for skin removal surgery, during which Dr. Now removed 46 pounds of excess skin. Rid of the obstructive skin, Susan lost even more weight after the operation, dropping to around 200 kilos – 67.05% less than her starting weight, according to the Daily Mail.
The latest update on Susan Farmer comes from her Facebook page, which reveals that she currently lives in Eddy, Texas. In August 2020, she updated her job, stating that she is working at a new job at RDI Xtract, a tile and data company. Although her last profile picture is a few years old, Susan seems to have continued her journey towards a healthier life.