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Obese SC man dies after 8 months in home recliner
hosted ^ | Nov 19, | JEFFREY COLLINS

Posted on 11/19/2009 1:26:57 PM PST by JoeProBono

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a severely overweight South Carolina man stayed in his recliner without moving for eight months until shortly before his death.

Firefighters had to cut Tillmon Webb from the chair after his mother called paramedics because he was in pain. Greenwood County deputies say the 33-year-old weighed about 800 pounds when he died Wednesday at a hospital....

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jpb; obese; overweight; recliner
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1 posted on 11/19/2009 1:27:01 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

He should have been on The Biggest Loser.


2 posted on 11/19/2009 1:28:44 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: JoeProBono
R.I.P.


3 posted on 11/19/2009 1:30:26 PM PST by avacado
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To: JoeProBono

She waited 8 months until he was in pain? I hurt after 30 minutes.


4 posted on 11/19/2009 1:31:28 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: JoeProBono

Okay, can you imagine how much poop or pee could have gathered over eight months under the bottom of a man who maintained 800 pounds of weight?

I have my doubts about this story. He had to eat and drink over those eight months.


5 posted on 11/19/2009 1:35:00 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up their pets while accusing farmers of cruelty.)
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To: JoeProBono

How did he eat if he couldn’t get up?

Or was he 1, 100 pounds back then....


6 posted on 11/19/2009 1:35:06 PM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Dreams from My Father--food, shelter, and education from some typical white folks)
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To: JoeProBono
How did he, er, "process I/O"? I'm thinkin' it looked more like THIS one:


7 posted on 11/19/2009 1:35:39 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: avacado

Deputies say Webb had sores on his body and a “very bad odor.”


8 posted on 11/19/2009 1:35:54 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: JoeProBono
Obese SC man dies after 8 months in home recliner

Why? Did his wife suggest he take out the trash?

9 posted on 11/19/2009 1:36:21 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: JoeProBono

Not much detail. It is not clear if he lived with his mother or wife or both. This is simply gross neglect by a family member(s).

It is time for PSA announcements to be aware that malignantly obese children and adults are at risk for death. It’s almost like ignoring mentally ill relatives who are a danger to themselves and others.


10 posted on 11/19/2009 1:36:46 PM PST by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

Deputies say Webb had sores on his body and a “very bad odor.”.....

Someone else can have this call.....


11 posted on 11/19/2009 1:37:25 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mac from Cleveland
How did he eat if he couldn’t get up?

There are other hygiene and bodily functions that come to mind as well.

The mind reels and the stomach turns with the possibilities.

12 posted on 11/19/2009 1:37:39 PM PST by poindexters brother
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To: JoeProBono

My dumb webtv wont go to the rest of the story so I could not read more.

I call BS. How did he go potty?
Among other things.

Was he of sound mind or health (other than the obvious) to make medical care decisions?


13 posted on 11/19/2009 1:38:30 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: JoeProBono

Really the only question is; who does mom sue?

It certainly can’t be the fat-man’s own fault, so someone has got to get sued.


14 posted on 11/19/2009 1:40:25 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: avacado

Whoa! I don’t think I’ve ever seen MM’s legs. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to see them and hope I never see them again. Dude - Weight Watchers. Really.


15 posted on 11/19/2009 1:40:26 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: b4its2late

Odor can be bad from bacteria growing in all the folds. Putrid.

Sounds like a very severe case of self neglect.

Poor soul.


16 posted on 11/19/2009 1:40:48 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: radiohead

Oh Come On! Cant you see the man drinks water not sugery drinks...cant you see the iced water sitting in front of him?

/sarc


17 posted on 11/19/2009 1:43:45 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: JoeProBono; Larry Lucido; MotleyGirl70; earlJam; Gamecock

Summer of Tillman.

18 posted on 11/19/2009 1:44:23 PM PST by Cagey
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To: Global2010

***Was he of sound mind or health (other than the obvious) to make medical care decisions?***

That is such a great question. If he was unconscious, or acting strange for 8 months, you know someone would have called for help. But, just because he kept eating and urinating and defacating - he was considered normal. Plus, if he had a 300 pound tumor growing on just the one leg - he would have seen a doctor.

MALIGNANT OBESITY - KILLS!!!!!! Stop feeding the tumor - get it to a hospital!!!!!!


19 posted on 11/19/2009 1:44:27 PM PST by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: sodpoodle

“This is simply gross neglect by a family member(s).”

***

No, it’s his own gross neglect of himself.

Take it from me, a fat person. You can nag or plead withn oan bese person. But that person has to make his/her owndecisiion to lose weight.


20 posted on 11/19/2009 1:45:49 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Global2010
If there's ever an important article that you want to read the original, you should be able to get to the google cache version of the story - which for the above article is not yet available, but should be within a couple days:

google search for several sentences of above news story

You'll note that the first few results are different websites which are carrying the story, but none are yet cached away. There should be a cache version within a few days, maybe even tommorrow.

21 posted on 11/19/2009 1:46:32 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: JoeProBono

22 posted on 11/19/2009 1:48:08 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: subterfuge
Really the only question is; who does mom sue?

Lazy-Boy of course,no pun intended.

23 posted on 11/19/2009 1:48:14 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: mdittmar

How long before someone says the fat-man stuck in the chair would have lived if he’d had government healthcare?


24 posted on 11/19/2009 1:50:57 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What the... How? Why?


25 posted on 11/19/2009 1:51:55 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: fatnotlazy

When they get fat enough they can’t leave the chair it becomes gross neglect by the family. Maybe begging and pleading won’t help, but you don’t have to bring them food or clean up after them either, and if they can’t feed themselves that’s a diet.


27 posted on 11/19/2009 1:53:47 PM PST by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

More disturbing than that picture is why you have that picture.


28 posted on 11/19/2009 1:53:54 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: JoeProBono

We gotta find out the namebrand of that recliner. It held an 800 lb. man for eight months in a row????

And we gotta give the mother some credit for being a loving mother. I’m not kidding on this one. She accepted her son even though he was 33 and never moved off a recliner. I often tell my 17 year old son that I would still accept him and love him no matter what. This woman proved that love!

I’ll bet the mother even served him dinner on a tray in front of the TV. That’s love, people!


29 posted on 11/19/2009 1:55:15 PM PST by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I don’t even know where to begin with that picture. Its best I keep my comments to myself in this instance.


30 posted on 11/19/2009 1:55:41 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: JoeProBono

I’m not directing this specifically to you, Joe Pro Bono, but to all those who jump on this with wise cracks. Mental illness at this level is not funny.


31 posted on 11/19/2009 1:57:52 PM PST by A knight without armor
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To: hennie pennie

Thanks.


32 posted on 11/19/2009 1:58:34 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: ConservativeMind

He probably urinated into a container . As for defecation...I recall reading about a morbidly obese man-this particular one was bedridden, and had a sister who brought him food 2-3 times daily. This sister was a nurse BTW, and she still brought him food even when he was so fat he could no longer move-a HCP, and she did nothing apparently before he got to that state. Anyhow, he claimed to have a BM only once every 3 or 4 months. Yes-MONTHS. Not days or weeks-MONTHS. I know, I find it hard to believe, someone taking a dump only 3 or 4 time s a year, but that’s what he claimed. Can’t recall if this man is one that died or one that got help in time. There are so many stories now about the super morbidly obese that they are becoming hard to keep straight.


33 posted on 11/19/2009 2:02:59 PM PST by kaylar
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Is that the Mayo jar parked in the drink holder or her sunscreen?

What happens when some people when they are very obese and finally get the energy/will/medical help to lose the wieght is some fatty pockets never melt without extreme surgical intervention.

The lose wieght ads never show truly before and after pics.


34 posted on 11/19/2009 2:03:31 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: subterfuge

Not on this forum unless in sarcasm I would guess.


35 posted on 11/19/2009 2:05:04 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Global2010

She’s only having one sandwich at least and her hair looks nice.....


36 posted on 11/19/2009 2:05:16 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
That's excellent photoshopping! It really looks like an authentic picture of a bizarrely proportioned obese women! Wow!

It IS photoshopped, right?

PLEASE tell me it's photoshopped, and no one really gets into a state/shape like that. Please???!!!

37 posted on 11/19/2009 2:06:05 PM PST by kaylar
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To: goseminoles

Wide ride does not describe it......


38 posted on 11/19/2009 2:06:53 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kaylar

It’s possible but hard to tell.....


39 posted on 11/19/2009 2:07:59 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not having a thyroid gland I will reserve any judgement of an internet pic.


40 posted on 11/19/2009 2:08:59 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: b4its2late
"very bad odor."

Maybe he was French.

41 posted on 11/19/2009 2:09:15 PM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: JoeProBono
Wasn't there another person who laid on the sofa so long that he/she grew to it? We discussed the toilet problem with that case and no one had a rational excuse as to how someone could lay on a sofa for that long......... oh yuck..... I don't want to think about it.

(What if I grow to my freeping chair?)

42 posted on 11/19/2009 2:11:32 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Mac from Cleveland,

He ate the same way I eat when I get home from work I plump down in a recliner and my wife brings me my dinner on a tray. A 10-pc bucket of orinal flavor KFC and six (6) cans of coca cola. At the end of the evening when it’s time to go to bed she helps me get up.

The next day I do all over again.


43 posted on 11/19/2009 2:15:29 PM PST by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No ride.


44 posted on 11/19/2009 2:20:58 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: sodpoodle
It is not clear if he lived with his mother or wife or both. This is simply gross neglect by a family member(s).

These kinds of stories show up rather frequently. The overweight person has to be aided and abetted by one or more people who feed them, etc. If they didn't have a feeder, their weight would decline.

We read the story, shake our heads, and wonder how it happened. A person doesn't get to be 800 pounds or sit in one location for months without some assistance.

Recall the lady in Kansas who went into the bathroom and stayed for 2 years? She didn't starve, apparently.


45 posted on 11/19/2009 2:21:22 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Morgana
I heard a story about a woman who sat on the sofa so long the fabric grew into her skin. The paramedics had to cut the sofa off around her! It is sad how overweight people get that the can’t move. Then again...there are people in their lives that “let” it happen.

These stories are more frequent, of people growing into their sofa or chair or bed. Then, the paramedics have to cut a hole in the wall to get them out. And many times, they are transported to the hospital via flatbed truck.

We shake our heads and wonder how that person got in that situation, who abetted them, why they didn't seek help a few hundred pounds earlier, etc.
46 posted on 11/19/2009 2:26:44 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

If only the government had mandated that all that delivery pizza and fast food he ate had the calories clearly written on it, this poor victim would have lived...


47 posted on 11/19/2009 2:28:11 PM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: TomGuy

***These kinds of stories show up rather frequently. The overweight person has to be aided and abetted by one or more people who feed them, etc. If they didn’t have a feeder, their weight would decline.***

Exactly!

We surely have all noticed that many of our fellow humans are ENORMOUS. If those same people were self destructing, bycutting themselves, or taking drugs, or semi-conscious in public places they would be taken for medical care - NOT GIVEN KNIVES, DRUGS OR LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES.

If the food police can force food manufacturers to label their products, surely the Surgeon General can compel by public service announcements that family members of malignantly obese people get medical help IMMEDIATELY!!!


48 posted on 11/19/2009 2:39:36 PM PST by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Pressure sores (bed sores in the hospital) turn to gangrene and the smell is worse than feces...Its just rotting flesh on a living person...


49 posted on 11/19/2009 2:50:01 PM PST by goat granny
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To: b4its2late

He should have gone to a Nursing Home and got care and a diet a long time ago. If he had no insurance and probably no money he probably could get medicaid. He could have got help and he could have helped himself IF he had wanted to.


50 posted on 11/19/2009 3:14:02 PM PST by therut
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