A 51-STONE man who shed two-thirds of his body weight has returned to work after 15 years — at the hospital which saved his life.
Paul Stevenson could not walk ten steps and barely left home.
Now, the 38-year-old clocks up 35,000 steps a shift as a porter at the Royal Derby.
He lost 33st after gastric surgery, diet, exercise and an op in Holland to remove his excess skin.
Paul, from Alvaston, Derbys, said: “This is the first job I’ve had for about 15 years. Because of how big and ill I had become, work became impossible.
“I have always said that if there was ever anything I could do to give back to this hospital then I would do it, especially if it involved helping patients.”
“For someone who couldn’t take more than 10 steps without feeling like I was going to collapse to doing 37,000 steps on my first 12-hour shift is crazy,” he said.
“I thought that I would be aching for days on end but surprisingly, I’ve been okay.
"I’m definitely ready for my bed when I get home though!”
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