Skip to comments.Britain's fattest woman dies of heart attack after junk food binge in hospital bed
Posted on 07/26/2010 11:06:49 AM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:16 AM on 26th July 2010 Britain's fattest woman has died from a heart attack after her family smuggled takeaways and junk food into her hospital room, it has been revealed. Junk food addict Sharon Mevsimler, 40, weighed 45 stone and needed an oxygen mask due to the strain her weight put on her heart and lungs. But witnesses at Broomfield Hospital - where she had been a patient for two months - said relatives brought in fish and chips and family-sized buckets of fried chicken to the mother-of-four.
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It's lunchtime and I could really go for some fried chicken right about now.
I blame the article.
I have to give you props on that one. That was one funny post!! As an aside, if you weighed all of the current living ‘Stones’, would that add up to more or less stones than 45?
If you are addicted to drugs, you can stop taking drugs and survive. If you are addicted to alcohol, you can stop drinking alcohol entirely, and survive. If you are addicted to eating, however, you cannot completely give up food - you still need to take in nourishment. That, I imagine, is what makes this type of addiction so difficult to overcome.
“Very sad. That kind of obesity and food addiction is in the realm of psychiatry.”
They are all nuts. She for eating, them for feeding her.
In more primative societies, self-destructive people would be cast out of the community, lest they harm others.
Ever heard of the old phrase “pull your own weight?”
Picture a native American tribe, pulling a 630 lb. woman across the prarrie, bringing back entire game animals to feed her, at the expense of the others?
On the other hand, a 630 lb. woman could bring down a mammoth just by leaning on it.
Wafer-thin mint embolism?
breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.
I think the operative question here is "How many buckets of chicken in a hogshead?"
Mick’s 67 today.
Reminds me of a friend who claimed that he weighed sixteen stones, a couple of rocks and a few pebbles.
Money in our society was never distributed, it was either earned or given away. “redistributed” is a misnomer.
They want to take a system wherein money goes to where people earn it by convincing the money spending public to part with it, and go to a system wherein the government (i.e. a bunch of liberal statist busybodies) decides how much you get for any action or activity.
Depending on the scotch, I could appreciate that.
“But what can they do? Just let her die?”
Yes, it was clearly her choice that she wanted to die.
I just do NOT understand fat people.
It is simple, so so simple. Calories IN vs Calories OUT.
Drink lots of mineral water and eat a few fruits and vegetables and you WILL lose weight.
There is no medical condition, no excuse, nothing that prevents this very very simple cause and effect.
Just STOP EATING.
No, but substituting a big plate of veggies for your thrice-daily Bucket O' Lard is a good start.
EMTs always have the best disgusto-rama stories. I’ve known a few of them over the years.
I got a 400+ sister who for every 2lbs she loses, she gains 10 more from closet eating.
Food addiction is a killer and I do not expect her to survive past 45 years of age.
Professionally, they can’t refuse to help her. We need better treatment management for such cases.
Of course you’re right, and of course the whole idea of stealing from productive people to fund corruption and sloth is outrageous.
I was just trying to come up with how “they” came up with the word “re-distribute”. But as you point out, based on the meanings of the words, “their” explanation doesn’t hold water.
Anyway, great tagline.
yeah, we’re special like that. ;^)
Brutal... Hilarious but brutal...
the morbidly obese do not process a calorie like you do.....they have trashed their bodies with diabetes and a calorie is not a calorie...once the glucose goes up for the day it stays up no matter how little they eat after that....one soda is all it takes. food choices really do matter.
Distributed in this sense isn’t a past-tense transitive verb with “wealth” being the object of the verb. It is used as an adjective describing the current arrangement or division of wealth. You can say “They distributed the widgets, leading to how they are now distributed.” Think in terms of statistical distribution.
So to change how wealth is currently distributed, it must be re-distributed.
Seriously, how is this not criminal? Did the doctors not tell these people, in effect, “Sharon is a fat beast. If she stays a fat beast, or keeps getting bigger, she will die, sooner rather than later. If you keep bringing in family-size orders from the chippie and Kentucky Fried, you are helping to kill her”?
Must be nice to be perfect.
Interesting point. The initial distribution is the natural flow of money through the marketplace. The redistribution is the corrected flow.
Of course, the whole concept of “corrected flow” is absolutely destructive of freedom and prosperity... but that is probably where the term comes from.
It’s nice to have some semblance of self control.
She chose ............POORLY !
630 pounds? Four children? Had any of them been born?
They killed her.
Rest in Peace.
The concept of "corrected" assumes that someone knows all of economics, that he can correct for inequities, inefficiencies or unfairness in the system without ill consequences. That person of course doesn't exist. Nobody can perfectly grasp a system so vast and complex.
But we have people who still think they do know it all. Even worse than them not knowing all, they get to define "equitable," "efficient," "fair" and "ill" according to their own philosophy, pretty much guaranteeing a screwed-up result every time large-scale meddling is done.
In Soviet Russia pigs eat bread. Now a pig doesn't care that you added better ingredients to the wheat, let some yeast grow in it, and expended energy COOKING it! He would grow just as fat on grain.
But you see, the Revolution promised “bread and freedom”, and because it wasn't very forthcoming with the freedom, at least they could get you some bread! So bread was cheaper than the grain that went into it.
Thus pig farmers, being no fools, fed their pigs bread.
Socialism, feeding bread to pigs.
Every time I’ve watched Super Size Me I’ve craved Big Macs for weeks afterwards. Dunno what it is about people talking about food...
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