For the first time in 25 years, Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian woman who underwent a weight-loss surgery in India, has been able to feed herself, doctors treating her at an Abu Dhabi hospital said.
The 36-year-old, who once weighed nearly 500kg, was improving steadily and was smiling, watching television and communicating with visitors, the Hindustan Times reports quoting the doctors.
Ahmed was in Mumbai's Saifee Hospital for a weight loss treatment and was transferred to Burjeel Hospital on May 4 after spending three months there, the daily reported.
Her right arm has almost reached a normal state and she was able to sit without a support for short spans of 10-15 minutes.
The right side of Ahmed's body was paralysed after she suffered a stroke when she was 11, restricting her movement.
Ahmed weighed 504kg when she arrived in Mumbai on February 11 and was considered to be the world's heaviest woman. Doctors at Saifee said the bariatric surgery and diet regime helped Ahmed shun 300kg.