March 17, 2017 638lbs

Thursday, March 16, 2017
My name is Tim Cogdill, I live in Olathe, KS, I'm 41 and weigh 638lbs, down from 800lbs on January 1st. I have a mass (known as a pannus) on my lower body that weighs 100-200lbs. I have been bed bound since entering the hospital. I am looking for a surgeon to remove the pannus while I work to lose weight and work with physical therapy to try and walk. I can be reached at or
The last three days we've tried to stand, a tiny bit of success as in I got about a 1/4 inch off a chair. All three ended with me in lots of pain and crying. But I'm going to keep falling until I stop. The biggest impediment is the pannus but so far no one will remove it. I worry this hospital will get frustrated I'm here for so long and ship to my moms still needing more help than anticipated but we will cross that bridge when we get there. Thank you all so much for your support, love, prayers and help these last two months. And another thank you who've donated to the Go Fund Me set up by my folks to help me rehab when I get home. I'll put a link for anyone else who wants to share it. I promise you I wouldn't allow them to do this if it weren't necessary. I love all you guys!
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  • EDWARDS1411
    Shared on Facebook. Hoping your second opinion comes through for you!
    1440 days ago
  • PROVERBS3128
    Hoping you hear some good news soon! emoticon
    1440 days ago
    Tim, you've lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Keep up the good work! You will get where you need to be. Praying for you!
    1441 days ago
    You are going to make it because you are pushing through your barriers! One day you will walk and have lost enough weight that you can finally have the surgery you need! God bless you Tim! I pray for you everyday but you already know that!
    1441 days ago
    I like hearing that you will keep trying. Maintain that attitude.. Your struggles are so much more than ours, but I know I can relate. I continue praying, believing that there are answers to your needs and struggles. emoticon
    1442 days ago
    Tim, Gods got some great plans for you and it excites me to see what is about to unfold. Your gofundme page is growing :-) that is so awesome. He loves you so much that He is moving mountains for you!
    1442 days ago
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on the weight loss!
    1443 days ago
    Despite the challenges, you're doing awesome!! Prayers to get it removed!! Your determination is very inspiring!!
    1443 days ago
    Just don't give up, Tim! Keep working as much as you can to use any muscles possible while you are bed ridden. You can still work your arms and might be able to lift your legs and inch or two and hold it for a few counts. If you can do anything at all, it will be better than nothing. Thanks for the updates.
    1443 days ago
    Just keep on trying and never give up. You are moving forward hope you can get needed surgery soon. Praying for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1444 days ago
    You got this Tim! If you look on go fund me, yours is a worthy reason to donate. Many are, many your brain goes whoa, seriously!
    1444 days ago
    One Day at a Time. One Step at a Time. Show them that you're serious about getting healthy and keep pushing.

    1444 days ago
    Continued love and prayers!

    Congrats on the success, while it may seem small, IT IS A SUCCESS!!

    Look for a friend invite on FB!!

    1444 days ago
    You always have my prayers Tim. emoticon
    1444 days ago
    I love that you continue to be positive!!! Prayers changes things!!! I will continue praying for you, my friend!!!
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    1444 days ago
    I'm worried about how you've been falling a lot. Is there any way that you can wear protective gear, such as a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads? It would set you back if you broke something. Also, is there any way that they can hold you up while you are trying to stand? If there's a hoist in the room, could it be used to give you some support, like with something wrapped under your arms and behind your back, if they used it like a pulley? That's probably not covered under their insurance, though. It's too bad you can't practice on a mat like they probably have in their physical therapy room. You might see if they can get you a helmet.

    I know the doctor was saying how impossibly difficult it would be for you to get healthy, but I think he's not taking into account how much weight you've lost in the last month alone. Your body's metabolism is on fire, it's doing it's job! A lot of people at your weight have diabetes, and you don't. You have that in your favor, it will help you lose more weight than someone with diabetes would, you will lose faster. Also, because you don't have diabetes, your skin may heal once you are able to use the toilet on your own. It may take a while, but chances are if given enough time, it will start to heal. The fact that it's been bleeding at all, means that the blood is flowing to that area. And you need good circulation to heal, so you might do that. I know it wasn't in this blog, but I keep thinking about what that doctor said. I just want to let you know that you can't give in to that kind of thinking! You have to believe it's all worth it. Even if you are in bed, as long as you are on a low calorie diet, and you are doing what exercises that you can, that's progress. That's you getting better. You've got to believe in yourself, even when no one else will.
    1444 days ago
    Your determination & positive attitude will see you through this. I continue to pray & send healing thoughts your way. God Bless & Hang in there. The answer to your prayers will come.

    1444 days ago
    Thinking of you! I hope the pain is manageable and that folks are keeping your spirits up!
    1444 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    My prayers are with you.
    1444 days ago
    Praying for answers and a surgeon willing to help you.
    1444 days ago
    Thanks for keeping us updated, Tim. You've made a lot of progress on your weight loss already! emoticon I'm continuing to pray along with so many others here. God bless!
    1444 days ago
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    1444 days ago
    TIM---- You HAVE lost weight--I remember when you joined and yu put a video on here-- Thank yu for losing the weight yu have--- Never ever give up--- So happy that yu messaged me-Lynda
    1444 days ago
    My dear, you are getting closer to this 620 milestone you mentioned in a previous blog! I hope once you are there that your options will open up. Take good care of you. You are never far from my mind.
    1444 days ago
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    I'm right behind you all the way, Tim!! What a gorgeous background you have. So colorful and cheery for you with each coming day! emoticon
    1444 days ago
    1444 days ago
    Obviously, my prayers for you continue.
    1444 days ago
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