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World's heaviest man could need airlift to British hospital as he weighs 70st
Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2009 | Andrew Levy

Posted on 10/19/2009 8:36:59 PM PDT by Saije

Doctors fighting to save the life of the world's heaviest man are considering calling in an RAF Chinook to move him 150 miles to a specialist centre that will treat him.

Paul Mason, who weighs 70 stone, needs the help of weight-loss doctors and possible surgery to lose tens of stones.

But the treatment will have to take place in Chichester, West Sussex, a considerable distance from his home in Ipswich.

The Health Service has introduced a number of the specialist ambulances designed to transport massively overweight patients but it is not clear if one can be made available to take 48-year-old Mr Mason to Chichester.

Health chiefs are therefore considering a number of alternative ways to transport him there, including using a Chinook.

Mr Mason, who has made numerous unsuccessful attempts to shed weight permanently and is now virtually immobile, lives in bungalow with a 4ft-wide front door.

If a cargo helicopter were used to take him to Chichester, the operation would probably involve moving him from his home in a specially reinforced wheelchair or stretcher to a nearby clearing where the helicopter would be able to land.

Several paramedics would then be needed to push Mr Mason - possibly with electronic assistance - along the loading ramp into the aircraft.

Mr Mason, a former engineer who suffers from food addiction, has previously admitted tucking into three family-sized takeaways every day - equivalent to around 20,000 calories. A typical adult male needs around 2,500 calories a day.

His weight had soared to 62 stone before he managed to drop to 45 stone in 2007. But he has has since put on another 25.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: britain; chinook; man; obese
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Terrible, really. I wonder if he's been on some kind of waiting list.
1 posted on 10/19/2009 8:37:00 PM PDT by Saije
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To: Saije

1 stone = 14 pounds per Google. I learn something new everyday.


2 posted on 10/19/2009 8:38:39 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Saije

I don’t think bariatric or any other surgery will help him unless he fixes his head. I’ve seen folks gain weight after initially losing it from the surgery.


3 posted on 10/19/2009 8:39:39 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Saije

14 lbs per stone

70x14=980lbs

That’s more than some horses.


4 posted on 10/19/2009 8:40:18 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Saije

I’m surprised they’re taking him in.


5 posted on 10/19/2009 8:41:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (Clyde Shelton is my hero.)
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To: Saije

He weighs 70 stone?! Gads, that is one hefty fella! I feel “hefty” at 15st and I stand at 6’ 1”.


6 posted on 10/19/2009 8:41:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Saije
If he walks the distance, he'll do fine.

How do those people get so fat? The sun comes up and shines in the window, and then there's chores to do. Chocolate, beer, and coffee are afternoon luxuries. Someone isn't doing daily chores.

/johnny

7 posted on 10/19/2009 8:44:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Saije
He eats 20,000 calories of food a day - EIGHT TIMES the official adult male average of 2,500.
Paul scoffs three family-sized takeaways a night and wolfs down Sunday roasts like snacks.
He has spent much of the past eight years in bed

If he's been in bed, how's he getting all this food? Someone is bringing it to him, that's how. Why didn't they try to control his intake?

These kind of stories always make me ask, 'where do they get the money for all that food'? I make a pretty good salary and no way could I afford all the food that these super obese, HOUSEBOUND, folks eat. The food stamp allotment wouldn't be near enough to pay for all the food these people eat, so how do they do it?

8 posted on 10/19/2009 8:44:33 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s more than my horse and nearly a much as my half-ton pick-up.


9 posted on 10/19/2009 8:45:02 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Live Free or Fight")
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To: radiohead

How’d you like to be ina national health insurance pool with such folk?

I bet that would cost ya a couple cheesburgers to keep this fellow alive.

Guess I’m just a meany?


10 posted on 10/19/2009 8:47:39 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Live Free or Fight")
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To: radiohead

I always wonder how they wipe their you-know-whats.


11 posted on 10/19/2009 8:51:10 PM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Saije

12 posted on 10/19/2009 8:51:18 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Army Air Corps

My local TV station featured a ten year old boy who weighs 300 lbs. The Childrens Service Agency is threatening to remove him from his single parent home for neglect. Unfortunately, the mother looked to be 400 lbs and has to be part of the problem, altho genetics could also play a role in this obesity problem.


13 posted on 10/19/2009 8:52:07 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: incredulous joe

Your “half-ton” pickup weighs a couple of tons.


14 posted on 10/19/2009 8:53:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: alicewonders
I always wonder how they wipe their you-know-whats.

Comfort Wipe...

15 posted on 10/19/2009 8:54:15 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: radiohead

I wonder that too, 20,000 calories worth of food is a HUGE amount. That is about 8 pounds of bacon. I even saw one show where a person had a rig where he fashioned a pully and bucket system out his high rise window where he would hoist down money and a list and his friend would bring him food and hoist it back up.


16 posted on 10/19/2009 8:54:37 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: radiohead

You could afford it if you really worked at it. Buying bulk staples and cooking yourself. Buying bulk meat and cutting it yourself. Growing your own veggies.

Course, you couldn’t do all that if you were unable to get out of bed.

If you did it all on fast food drive throughs, the bill would probably be between 50 and a hundred bucks per day.

I’m only 170lbs and I can eat 12 bucks worth of drive through food in one meal if I really want to. I’m a big eater for my size. But jeeze, i could never do that two days in a row. Not even two meals in a row.

He’s getting lots of help. That is for sure.


17 posted on 10/19/2009 8:55:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Saije

Suprised his heart is still functioning.


18 posted on 10/19/2009 8:56:25 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: LukeL

It is also 125lbs of broccoli


19 posted on 10/19/2009 8:58:10 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Saije

70 stone equals 980 pounds (LB)

14 pounds to the stone...

112 pounds = one hundred weight...

the British ton = 20 cwt or hundred weight

2,240 pounds = one ton...


20 posted on 10/19/2009 8:59:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Ciexyz
“Unfortunately, the mother looked to be 400 lbs and has to be part of the problem, altho genetics could also play a role in this obesity problem.”

Not to be crude; but eating crappy food, and too much of it, has to be the problem.

We have all seen what these kind of people eat. Loads of prefab salty, fatty junk.
Lots of hydrogenated fat, corn syrup, and carbs.
And sugared soft drinks.

21 posted on 10/19/2009 9:00:40 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: Saije

>Paul Mason, who weighs 70 stone

He almost has enough stones for the GOP....
[/horrible-pun]


22 posted on 10/19/2009 9:00:54 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: mamelukesabre

True, I am 5’6 and 140lbs and if I am really hungry can put away a ton of food, but then am sick for the next 1-2 days. I always say you have to work on getting that fat and if only they put the same amount of effort into something productive as they do getting food they could be millionaires.


23 posted on 10/19/2009 9:01:34 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: JRandomFreeper

>Someone isn’t doing daily chores.

As my apartment can attest...


24 posted on 10/19/2009 9:02:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

>Lots of hydrogenated fat, corn syrup

I’ve been working on a gift to humanity: hydrogenated corn-syrup.

[;)]


25 posted on 10/19/2009 9:04:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“How do those people get so fat?”

He quit smoking.


26 posted on 10/19/2009 9:04:35 PM PDT by John W
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To: Saije

I’ve often wondered why some hockey team doesnt hire a guy like that for goalie.


27 posted on 10/19/2009 9:06:38 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: JRios1968

Okaaaaay. You learn something every day.


28 posted on 10/19/2009 9:11:38 PM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: rdl6989
Put this very small app on your 'puter and you will be able to convert anything at the drop of a hat. ;-)

Convert

29 posted on 10/19/2009 9:11:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Imagine the uproar when people imagine what Rush says?)
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To: Saije

Wow That’s big. It ought to be a rule in that house or any house with one of these gigantic folks: Until you can walk to the store on your own, you’re getting salad. Meanwhile, we’re sound-proofing your room, so we don’t have to listen to the whining.


30 posted on 10/19/2009 9:14:13 PM PDT by SoDak (bitter clinger)
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To: John W

“How do those people get so fat?”

He quit smoking.

actually they get that big because they have an enabler who allow them to do so. Someone buys their food, prepares it for them and serves it to them....that person should be held liable


31 posted on 10/19/2009 9:15:07 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but interested and informed)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I’ve often wondered why some hockey team doesnt hire a guy like that for goalie.

lol I needed that ....just tell him the puck is made of chocolate...


32 posted on 10/19/2009 9:18:07 PM PDT by rolling_stone (no more bailouts, the taxpayers are out of money!)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I know a few men who are overly obese, as in 500-700 lbs. They eat light, no more than 1800-2000 cal.a day, but it isn't the food. The majority of people who get that obese is from glandular or metobolic diseases. They can diet but still balloon up. it is a very sad thing.

Most people have a weight gaining plateau. Meaning, for example, they might get up as high as 250 from over eating, but at that point, they don't continue to eat more, they just don't cut down.

Should they cut their food intake in half, their weight would drop. But yo yo dieting causes an upset in metabolism. So if the person at 250, cut calories and dropped to 180, then went off the diet and starting eating as before, they balloon back up. Each time they diet again, they have to take in less and less calories to lose weight.

Now people in the 500+ class, are suffering from more than likely a glandular problem, or a metabolism disorder.

The sad part is that Dr's don't see it early enough to treat it when they are fairly healthy and not seriously obese :(

33 posted on 10/19/2009 9:21:42 PM PDT by Repub4bush (GopBriefingRoom.com)
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To: mamelukesabre
Buying bulk staples and cooking yourself.

Plus, you wouldn't have to buy any meat!

34 posted on 10/19/2009 9:24:47 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: LukeL
True, I am 5’6 and 140lbs and if I am really hungry can put away a ton of food, but then am sick for the next 1-2 days. I always say you have to work on getting that fat and if only they put the same amount of effort into something productive as they do getting food they could be millionaires.

People are different. What works for one doesn't work for another. Most of us should be thankful we weren't born with this man's biochemistry.

35 posted on 10/19/2009 9:31:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

Still everyone at first will throw up and get sick when they overeat, it is like drinking or smoking you need to build up to becoming a heavy user. You just can’t go from a 2,000 calorie diet too a 5,000 one overnight. I also notice a lot of these fat people drink diet soda, my theory is the body is shocked into thinking it is starved because this non water liquid has no calories so it tells you to eat and eat.


36 posted on 10/19/2009 9:42:43 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Marie2

“I don’t think bariatric or any other surgery will help him unless he fixes his head.”

Can we get some input from Obama, Harry Reid or Nanny Pelosi?


37 posted on 10/19/2009 9:44:02 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: LukeL

I saw that show, too. He was in Mexico. Used to live in California where he porked up eating fast food. His girl friend was pretty and small and her family was against her relationship with him. She would wash him in bed - a major undertaking and they showed part of that. Disturbing.

I remember a scene where doctors had to clear him for his first trip out of his place in years. He was loaded in the back of a truck with lots of help but the vehicle had to turn around and take him back after an almost accident caused his blood pressure to rise. His mother and other relatives cooked for him in shifts - all frying stuff with heavy grease before the diet. What a situation. Just ghastly. Wanted to turn it off but had to know how it ended.

I believe I read sometime later that he had died despite all the efforts by him and a bunch of other people to get his weight off.


38 posted on 10/19/2009 10:01:52 PM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: JRios1968

That is a riot!

So was the guy that went off on a rant about the line, “never touch another dirty piece of toilet paper”, though he’s a bit of a potty mouth. (”WHY IS MY COUNTRY PLAGUED WITH STUPID INVENTIONS LIKE THE SH*T STICK?)


39 posted on 10/19/2009 10:14:59 PM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: radiohead
how's he getting all this food?

Some sadistic bastard is feeding him.

40 posted on 10/19/2009 10:31:26 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: LukeL

Or 101 cups of lima beans.


41 posted on 10/19/2009 10:37:03 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: John W

“How do those people get so fat?”

They smoke pot.


42 posted on 10/19/2009 10:38:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Repub4bush
The majority of people who get that obese is from glandular or metobolic diseases.

You left out "they have big bones".

43 posted on 10/19/2009 10:40:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Moonman62
Most of us should be thankful we weren't born with this man's biochemistry.

His biochemistry, yeah. That's the ticket.

44 posted on 10/19/2009 10:41:48 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Saije

just one Thin Mint?


45 posted on 10/20/2009 1:22:50 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Natural Born 54

If you’re talking about Manuel Uribe, he got married to his girlfriend and is still alive. I’ve seen 2 shows about him and yeah, they did blame his weight on American fast food, but come on. You gotta eat a lot of pizza and subs to get that big.


46 posted on 10/20/2009 7:49:21 AM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: radiohead

Thanks - I think that was his name. What happened with his weight?


47 posted on 10/20/2009 8:17:29 AM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: radiohead
Google image search for Manuel Uribe (yep - that's the guy)

No info via Google on his present poundage but I did see that it was falsely reported on some sites that he had died.

48 posted on 10/20/2009 8:28:02 AM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: radiohead
I always wonder that, if they said they were gorging on cheap chips (fries) and burgers and sausages etc but they always say take-aways (take-outs) I really have to justify to myself to buy one every couple of months as I can easily spend equivalent to half a week's shopping bill on it.
49 posted on 10/20/2009 8:29:06 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: alicewonders

I saw on a TV program once an ex super obese guy saying the only way he could was to shower.


50 posted on 10/20/2009 8:30:15 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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