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Rep. Nadler to undergo second surgery for weight loss
Associated Press | July 16, 2003

Posted on 07/16/2003 11:53:23 AM PDT by HAL9000

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler will have a second round of stomach-reduction surgery to speed up his weight loss.

Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat, underwent the first procedure almost a year ago, and he has since shed about 75 pounds.

"I certainly am doing a lot more walking and so forth,'' said Nadler, who at 5'4'' once weighed 338 pounds. "I didn't take the subway before because I didn't want to walk the stairs -- now I take the subway all the time.''

Nadler's surgery, to be performed in New York, will complete the second part of a two-phase procedure. The first operation removed part of his stomach, a procedure aimed at making a patient feel full after eating a small amount.

The second surgery involves bypassing a section of the small intestine, making it harder for the body to absorb nutrients and calories from food.

Though the stomach reduction and the intestinal bypass can be done in the same operation, Nadler said he chose to have the procedures done separately in order to reduce the risk of complications.

"You don't do this unless you've tried every other way,'' he said.



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"now I take the subway all the time.''

Yeah, it's easy if you can get through the door.

1 posted on 07/16/2003 11:53:24 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Prediction: at 200 lbs., he'll announce that he's gay.
2 posted on 07/16/2003 11:58:21 AM PDT by angkor
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To: HAL9000
I presume he means the special Congressmen-only Metro.

He wouldn't be caught dead on subway shoulder-to-shoulder with his constituents.

3 posted on 07/16/2003 11:58:32 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: HAL9000
Liposuction with a Sears Shop Vac and a sharpened 2" pipe?

So9

4 posted on 07/16/2003 11:59:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Nine (A Goldwater Republican)
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To: HAL9000
"You don't do this unless you've tried every other way,'' he said.

Or you could exercise and eat less. But that takes effort.

5 posted on 07/16/2003 11:59:17 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: HAL9000
Unsafe at any weight.
6 posted on 07/16/2003 11:59:41 AM PDT by Between the Lines
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And to think that former Senator D'AMATO once took heat for referring to this guy as "Congressman Waddler".
7 posted on 07/16/2003 12:00:39 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: HAL9000
Will this throw the Earth's orbit out of kilter?

SFR

8 posted on 07/16/2003 12:01:33 PM PDT by SoFarRight
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To: HAL9000
I wonder will he say that fast food made him fat and needed surgery to knock off the pounds.......

Is this a notice to all Dem's, loose weight to attack the big fast food....

9 posted on 07/16/2003 12:02:49 PM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: HAL9000
Nadler is a Clymer. Big time. But I wish him well on this...
10 posted on 07/16/2003 12:04:40 PM PDT by Drango (Just 5 a day will end pledge drives on FreeRepublic.)
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To: HAL9000
5'4"??? I had no idea. Wow, 378 lb. distributed over 5'4"! That's mind-boggling.
11 posted on 07/16/2003 12:04:45 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: HAL9000
I saw him the other day on TV and wondered where all the weight had gone.
12 posted on 07/16/2003 12:05:15 PM PDT by FourPeas
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He's down to 11 chins.
13 posted on 07/16/2003 12:07:21 PM PDT by Deb (Do these jeans make my tag look big?)
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'4"??? I had no idea. Wow, 378 lb. distributed over 5'4"! That's mind-boggling.

and 5' 4" round......must look like a beach ball

14 posted on 07/16/2003 12:07:21 PM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: angkor
The first 75 pounds could have come off of his jowls.
15 posted on 07/16/2003 12:07:29 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: HAL9000
Exactly who is paying for these cosmetic surgeries?

Does this mean if Nancy Pelosi wants a boob job we have to foot the bill for that as well?
16 posted on 07/16/2003 12:07:50 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("For great justice...")
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To: angkor
I think he's married which is even more terrifying.
17 posted on 07/16/2003 12:09:21 PM PDT by Deb (Do these jeans make my tag look big?)
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To: pawdoggie
Don't remember who said it, but my favorite comment was -

"Nadler is just retaining a little water. Lake Michigan."

18 posted on 07/16/2003 12:10:04 PM PDT by mombonn (Have you prayed for our President yet today?)
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Does this mean if Nancy Pelosi wants a boob job we have to foot the bill for that as well?

Cosmetic touch ups on Hillary could rival the deficit!

19 posted on 07/16/2003 12:11:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: HAL9000

30 pounds off, it's not like he's using it.
20 posted on 07/16/2003 12:12:17 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (The Preview button is for wimps!)
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