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Half ton man undergoes surgery

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by trackstand, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
    (AP) A man who weighed about half a ton when he was admitted to a hospital was recovering Wednesday from obesity surgery.

    Patrick Deuel, 42, underwent the procedure to reduce the size of his stomach four months after being admitted to the hospital at 1,072 pounds.

    He had been bedridden since last fall and was malnourished because so many of his calories came from foods high in fat and carbohydrates.

    Deuel had difficulty breathing and suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes linked to obesity that his doctor said were killing him.

    Gastric bypass surgery was thought to be his best chance for permanent weight loss, but doctors said Deuel needed to lose some weight first, to gain enough strength so he could walk on his own and prove he was healthy enough to survive the surgery.

    Before going into surgery on Tuesday, Deuel had lost 421 pounds. He said his diabetes and high-blood pressure were under control and credited the results to a 1,200-calorie-a-day diet and exercise.

    Caregivers and others are starting to take notice of the changes, he said.

    "Every time I move they don't look at me like, 'My God, he is going to fall down or something,'" Deuel told Sioux Falls television station KELO in an interview before the surgery.

    Last month, Deuel took his first steps with the help of nurses and two walkers for support. More recently, he has been walking up stairs and even swimming at the hospital's pool.

    Gastric bypass is the most common obesity surgery in the United States. The operation involves creating a pouch in the upper stomach and attaching it to a section of intestine, reducing the amount of food patients can eat.

    Deuel, a former restaurant manager from Valentine, Neb., is just under 6 feet tall and has always fought his weight. He weighed about 90 pounds in kindergarten and more than 250 pounds in middle school.

  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    he looks pretty gangsta.
  3. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    does weighting a fucking 1000 pounds just happen? you would think when you hit and sustain 7 or 800 hundred pounds and just keep getting bigger you might recognize you've gotta problem. shit, what the fuck is wrong with people.

    he ain't fat, he's just BIG BONEDED. uhm, yea, ok. .
  4. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    look at how far straight back his shirt is going...christ. Hes just over 10x the weight of PMB...
  5. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Im sorry but once you hit a certain weight it should just be curtain's, I understand that his weight seem's to be caused by a condition (100 pounds in kdg - thyroid?) but none the less, if you cant fucking control your eating, your bed ridden because your a fat ass (by choice), fuck it let em die.
  6. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
  7. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    "Follow your dreams. Beefcake. BEEFCAKE!"[​IMG]
  8. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

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  9. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    thats insaine. he probably hasnt seen anything past his chin without a mirror in a long time.
  10. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    thats what happens when youre too lazy....people should get paid to be that fat
  11. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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  12. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    wait ah minut.....that kinda looks like ah baybah........ *scottish accent*
  13. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    eh, some people are fat because of biological rea...nevermind, fuck it, im not gunna bother...
  14. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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  15. gatita

    gatita Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004 Messages: 1,319 Likes Received: 1
    All Im going to say is... BIOLOGICAL MY ASS. Okay not really, I was once basically 100 pounds overweight, aka, obese, and Ive lost 100 pounds, and I realized it was due to my compulsive eating problems etc. It specifically says in there "high fat foods and carbs" that he was eating. Yes there is slow metabolism [I know about it, I eat very healthily but without exercise I gain weight, unlike my extremely skinny friends who eat KFC everyday and stay 90 pounds, but at least my body is healthy on the inside too].

    Anyway, yeh I dont have pitty on the overweight, and yes, this dude was 1000 pounds and let himself get that way, but I respect him because at least he realized his problem and regardless his age or state is trying to change it. People who have voluntary problems whether physically or mentally who DONT do anything to change are the people who need a swift kick in the ass. At least this dude is trying to make the rest of his life a little bit more happier and eventful than before.

    Kudos to him.