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Former world's fattest man begs for NHS operation to remove folds of skin after losing 40 STONE
The Daily Mail / www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 11:43 PM on 25th November 2011 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article | By SADIE WHITELOCKS and CLAIRE BATES

Posted on 11/25/2011 8:33:02 PM PST by thecodont

A British man who at one time was the fattest in the world is pleading with the NHS to remove unsightly flaps of flesh after he managed to lose more than half of his body weight.

Paul Mason, 50, who weighed 60 stone two years ago, underwent a gastric bypass after he was told he otherwise faced certain death.

But he has been left with rolls of unsightly excess skin after the extreme weight loss and now needs an operation to remove the flaps hanging from his stomach, arms and legs.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2066094/Former-worlds-fattest-man-begs-NHS-operation-remove-folds-skin-losing-40-STONE.html#ixzz1emYFobsi

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: healthcare; morbidobesity; nhs
Pictures at the link.

Conversion: 1 stone = 14 lbs. This means that the fellow in the article lost 40 stone or about 560 lbs.

1 posted on 11/25/2011 8:33:06 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I have worked with bariatric patients. Persoanlly I think the skin tailoring should be part of the bariatric package. They become skin mountains without the tailoring and carry somwhere between sixty and a hundred pounds of skin that they have to roll up and fold up to wear clothes.


2 posted on 11/25/2011 8:36:08 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: thecodont

840 lbs was the fattest in the world . . . ? I’ve heard of men weighing well in excess of 1,000 lbs. (That’s the average weight of male grizzly bears, IINM.)


3 posted on 11/25/2011 8:36:15 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: thecodont

This thread is awesome without pictures.


4 posted on 11/25/2011 8:37:10 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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After:


6 posted on 11/25/2011 8:38:21 PM PST by null and void (This is day 1039 of America's Obamavacation from reality.)
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To: thecodont

guy spends his time eating 10,000 calories a day and expects millions of dollars in remedial medical treatment? right.


8 posted on 11/25/2011 8:40:39 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Olog-hai
Manuel Uribe had him beat at 1,320 lbs.

9 posted on 11/25/2011 8:41:13 PM PST by TSgt ("Romney" means "rino cult" in Kenyan)
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To: thecodont

That’s a lot of weight.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 8:42:38 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Wallop the Cat

A striking resemblance to Karl Rove, wouldn’t you say?


11 posted on 11/25/2011 8:44:00 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Wallop the Cat

So when he has to perform acts of bodily relief, does he just let go and they hose him down later?


12 posted on 11/25/2011 8:44:39 PM PST by aruanan
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To: null and void

Looks like he could fly.....seen those suits before!


14 posted on 11/25/2011 8:47:27 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: null and void

With arms like that he could work in an elementary school cafeteria.


15 posted on 11/25/2011 8:47:43 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: thecodont
Conversion: 1 stone = 14 lbs. This means that the fellow in the article lost 40 stone or about 560 lbs.

I'm surprised the EU doesn't fine the Daily Mail for using non-metric units.

16 posted on 11/25/2011 8:49:11 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: thecodont
feh... he became a fetsack on his own not because of some metabolism problem

maybe after five years of not putting any of the weight back on, maybe

17 posted on 11/25/2011 8:54:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TSgt

Good Lord - how so they stay alive.

What gets me is their enablers. They are unable to get around and shop or cook - so who feeds them all that food?


18 posted on 11/25/2011 9:00:37 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: null and void

He still needs to lose a hundred pounds


19 posted on 11/25/2011 9:02:06 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Wallop the Cat

Is that Michael Moore’s long lost twin brother?


20 posted on 11/25/2011 9:02:06 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: MrEdd
This thread is awesome without pictures.

LMAO!!! Good one.
21 posted on 11/25/2011 9:04:52 PM PST by fallujah-nuker (Pat Buchanan, kryptonite to RINO's)
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To: central_va

WAY TOO FUNNY!!!


22 posted on 11/25/2011 9:18:41 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: RegulatorCountry

A striking resemblance to Karl Rove, wouldn’t you say?

LOL YES, THE FACE IS SIMILAR LOL my wife said OMG


23 posted on 11/25/2011 10:25:04 PM PST by munin (Live free or die. Put Paul in the hall)
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To: maine-iac7

so who feeds them all that food

MAMA do


24 posted on 11/25/2011 10:27:16 PM PST by munin (Live free or die. Put Paul in the hall)
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To: Chickensoup

I have heard that given time, if such a person maintains a stable, low weight, the body will naturally reduce much of the excess skin. Is that true?


25 posted on 11/25/2011 10:29:03 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

I lost 60 pounds in 2003. Did it by fasting

had several bad injuries in the years since, gained it all back. inactivity, recovery, eating ben and jerrys

When I had lost the 60, my skin shrunk and I felt I looked fine, no sagging whatever

but then, i was fasting, eating only a chicken breast a day with a glass of milk for lunch, then running 3 miles at night and hiking 2 then walking 2 home

So, I guess it depends on what you are doing when you lose it


27 posted on 11/26/2011 12:24:17 AM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: maine-iac7
I saw a show on TLC or Discovery Health where they had a man who went into a British hospital for a lap band to lose weight. He ended up dying. They don't show that very often.

And YES, these people definitely have enablers. On every show about morbidly obese people they show family members bringing the patient tons of food. These people can't even move, so they RELY on others for their intake. One woman never left her bed, but yelled at her daughters to bring her more food. That is not showing love for your mom, you're killing her. I hate hearing the excuses: "But my son gets HUNGRY! That's why I'm making him a pound of bacon."

28 posted on 11/26/2011 12:42:44 AM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: aruanan

Yes, actually the story said it takes two nurses four hours to clean him.


29 posted on 11/26/2011 2:44:42 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Wallop the Cat

Iz
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Is that his balls?


30 posted on 11/26/2011 2:50:31 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: RaceBannon

Shame on you for giving financial support to Ben and Jerrys


31 posted on 11/26/2011 5:59:18 AM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: maine-iac7

The enablers should go to jail. Would love to know how much a day it costs to feed him. Taxpayers paying for his glutony. Disgusting.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 8:29:51 AM PST by FES0844
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To: NonValueAdded

yeah, I know...it’s an addiction!


33 posted on 11/26/2011 8:56:39 AM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: PGR88

I have heard that given time, if such a person maintains a stable, low weight, the body will naturally reduce much of the excess skin. Is that true?

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I have not seen that to be the case. I have seen people with 12 to 15 year old sugeries, maintain weight and have to fold up their twenty to thirty lbs of abdominal skin into their pants.


34 posted on 11/26/2011 1:26:02 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: thecodont

Looks like this would be an excellent class-project at Plastic-Surgeon School.


35 posted on 11/27/2011 11:00:33 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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36 posted on 11/27/2011 11:06:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: central_va


37 posted on 11/27/2011 12:21:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: central_va


38 posted on 11/27/2011 12:21:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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