Next Episode of My 600-Lb. Life is
Season 5 / Episode 17 and airs on 27 April 2017 00:00
TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals -- each weighing more than 600 pounds -- confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
Part 1 of 2. Two brothers weigh nearly 1400 pounds combined, and their father drives them 35 hours to see a doctor even though they can't stand each other.
After a year on a weight loss program, Steven remains completely non-compliant and Justin focuses on a new career instead of his diet, but time is quickly running out for surgery.
When Lupe sheds 300 pounds but still can't walk, Dr. Nowzaradan worries that emotional issues are blocking her weight-loss journey; when Ashley is struck with sudden paralysis, her emotional stability is thrown into peril.
Brittani will have to endure two more painful surgeries to achieve her ideal body; Sean must finally make a break from his mother's over-protective care.
Surgery lets Teretha to finally return to family in Detroit, but it soon threatens to undo all the progress she's made; after his weight loss surgery, trucker Chad gets back on the road, but the job is putting further weight loss in peril.
Nikki is on her way to skin surgery that will transform her body, but when a close friend dies from weight loss surgery, Nikki's progress goes off track, derailed by fears of not making it out alive.
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