I have a good friend, a woman who weighs nearly 500 pounds who is recovering from emergency surgery for a strangulated hernia. She had quite a bit of her intestines removed; but luckily there was no gangrene yet. Her recovery will probably take months. Of course, her weight was a huge problem. Hernias need to be closely monitored.
I hope this experience will help encourage her to take her health more seriously. She is a former nurse who is very much medically minded, hoping a visit to the doctor and a prescriiption will fix almost everything.