Instead, she almost died and was in a coma for seven weeks.
Now, a year on, she’s virtually bedbound, will never walk again and is tube fed.
Full-time mum Dawn, 32, who lives in Hampshire with husband and carer Dave, 38, and kids, Brandon, 12, Krystal, eight, and Callum, six, says: “I thought surgery would improve my life, but instead I’ll never walk again.
"It’s horrendous. I wanted to lose weight after having three children so that I’d feel more confident. I did lose 4st, but I also almost lost my life.
“I used to spend my life running after my children, now I feel so guilty I can’t play with them or even put them to bed.”
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