To make matters worse, Dr. Procter informs Vannessa that she’s “nowhere near ready for surgery.” While fighting back tears, Vannessa confesses that she “gave up” on her diet, but is resolved to be healthier.
“I started realizing, my grandfather died at 51,” she shares with her doctor. “My mother died at 51. I’m already 42, fixing to be 43 years old, that only gives me seven years.”
Dr. Procter, however, has a somber warning commenting, “If you don’t figure out a way to do this, you’re not going to be around a whole lot longer.”