“My 600 Lb. Life Where Are They Now?” handles the story of one of the show’s most divisive patients. Pauline, who was totally dependent on her son Dillon, needy and oblivious to how she acted towards him, is back for an update.
We met Pauline when she reached almost 700 lbs. at the age of 50, totally dependent on her then 21 year-old son Dillon. She prayed to be “rescued”, without knowing she could be the one to say herself. Pauline gave tremendous lip service to being concerned for the damage she was doing to Dillon but as we’ve seen with other patients of Dr. Nowzaradan’s, her fixation on herself prevented compassion for others.
“I am very aware of the damage I am doing to my son,” she said on-camera. Dylan performed his obligations with patience and love but admitted, “I just can’t wait for the day I don’t have to help her every day. I could get on with my own life and live on my own.” Not since Penny had we seen a woman of Pauline’s size and neediness.
Unlike Penny, Pauline moved a bit using her own leg-power, but the whining was endless. She showed little to no tolerance for pain and discomfort and used fear of pain as a way to avoid being active. Somehow she and Dillon made the trip to Houston and she qualified for surgery.
Her whining continued after surgery when she doubted that the doctor understood her situation. Where have we heard that before, right? She got past it, thank goodness, and lost over 300 lbs. She is now able to dress and cook for herself but still lives with her son, Dillon. Plagued by knee pain, Pauline’s mobility is limited and she’s still dependent on Dillon for transportation. Will Pauline finally lose enough weight for the skin surgery she needs on her legs?
“My 600 Lb. Life Where Are They Now?” airs Wednesdays on TLC, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT Image credit: TLC, used with permission