Woman loses almost 200 pounds in 1 day

Jane Richards
March 2, 2017

The 71-year-old from Pennsylvania thought she was just suffering from a persistent weight problem.

Here's an incredible story of a woman from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania who lost almost 200 pounds in one day. Thinking that she had weight-related problems, the woman, who has just turned 71, had to live with the benign outgrowth in her body for nearly two decades. She continued, "For four days after that surgery I can't describe it".

Clancey, a retired Boscov's employee, struggled with her weight for the better part of two decades. For over 20 years, Clancey has had trouble keeping her weight in check. She did not undergo lap band surgery.

"The first thing I thought was Sigourney Weaver with the alien", she said.

She said she still can't get over the way she lost 10 stone in one day.

It wasn't until November - when she developed blood clots in her legs - that she was put through testing and found out her problem was something far more surprising than weight gain.

But when she went to the doctors for help, medics discovered it was a huge cyst on her ovaries.

The scans indicated that the abnormal outgrowth weighted a little over 140 pounds and that it has developed over the course of twenty years. "It felt like something was empty", Clancey told WNEP.

Clancey's doctors were shocked too, and carefully removed the ovarian cyst that might have been growing inside her body for some 16 years.

Once the tumor and excess skin were removed, Mary's weight dropped to just 10 stone.

She's already planning to get rid of all her old, big, baggy clothes and purchase an entirely new wardrobe befitting her newly fit frame.

The woman, who tipped the scales at 350 pounds, thought she had simply packed on the pounds.

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