James Argent has revealed he was “vomiting blood” after undergoing his life-saving gastric operation.
Now, Arg has opened up on the horrific extent of his recovery.
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In a bid to get down to 16 stone, Arg had half his stomach removed during the surgery last week.
However, the reality star is now on the road to recovery.
As part of his recovery, Arg cannot eat solid food for six weeks and has to inject himself daily.
You’re seeing lots of blood come up
Speaking to The Sun, he explained: “It is quite scary when you’re just randomly being sick and you’re seeing lots of blood come up.
“Just dealing with trapped wind is really uncomfortable. They encouraged me to keep burping to get wind out, but you can’t even fart.”
Despite the downsides, the reality star has already noticed a change in his body.
Arg added: “I’ve already got a bit of a glow back in my face so I’m happy with that. And I feel like I’m already losing weight, which is good.”
Furthermore, it could take up to 18 months for the star to lose 11 stone.
Arg will then be at his target weight.
Arg opens up on his weight gain
Meanwhile, earlier this year, the star revealed he could die if he didn’t have the weight-loss surgery.
Doctors issued the startling ultimatum after his weight ballooned during lockdown.
At the time, he told The Sun: “I don’t want to die – an op is the only way I can lose weight.
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“I’ve been told by doctors that I am morbidly obese and need to lose weight, but I have an eating disorder, so I can’t do it.”
James added that he goes from one extreme to the other when it comes to diet and exercise.
Furthermore, he shared: “I’ll either starve and work out three times a day and be really skinny or do no exercise and eat takeaways every day. I can’t maintain my weight — I need help.”
As well as his weight struggles, Arg has also dealt with addiction problems.
Appearing on Loose Women last year, he admitted he was nine months sober.
Arg said: “I think the best way for me making amends is staying clean and sober.”
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