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03/11/2006 09:25 PM ID: 53297 Permalink   

1,000 Pound Man Loses over 600 Pounds


Patrick Deuel from Valentine, Neb, weighed in at 1,072 pounds in 2004 and is now down to 400lbs. He had gastric bypass surgery, which is a stomach stapling procedure.

Tuesday he had another operation to remove an 81-pound mass of fat and skin called a pannus. This was making it hard for him to walk. His doctor Fred Harris said, "If Patrick never lost another pound, I'd be a happy camper."

Deuel was unable to get out of his bedroom due to size and a hole was cut in his bedroom wall. He was unable to use a regular ambulance so one was dispatched from Denver.

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  Weight loss  
I know I read something about losing weight from gastric bypass really doesn't make much of a difference. He still has the veins of a 1,000 pound man, where as if he had lost weight through diet and exercise his body would actually make positive changes.

So if this is really the way it works, what's the doctor so happy about?
  by: RaabHimself   03/12/2006 04:36 AM     
  It's still only temporary  
Even with this surgery, if you go back to the old eating/non-exercising habits, even the new tiny stomach will eventually expand again. Regular diet and exercise is a neccesary component of weight-loss surgery. It can give a person one helluva headstart tho, which in this guys case, sounds like he needed it.
  by: lynxdk   03/12/2006 05:22 AM     
  Ive seen corpses that look better than him  
that guy looks sickening
  by: Lobdaddy   03/12/2006 07:10 AM     
  Some things I don't understand...  
Look I'm all sympathetic for people who are obese and all but in cases this severe... I mean isn't society indulging people like this a little too much?

He had an operation to force him to lose weight, right? So that his stomach cannot handle excessive amounts of food?

Yet he couldn't leave his room? And from what I've read of other cases like this, probably couldn't get out of bed at all... How did he eat?

Who was bringing him the food? I mean wouldn't it have been more logical to have used that sort of avenue to stop him eating? I mean don't bring him excessive food instead of a dangerous operation...

In a third world country this could almost never happen (except if you are some kind of lord), but in our society we keep providing him with a ridiculous amount of food, when he can't even obtain it of his own means, then we give him an emergency operation at the end...

Did he have a maid? How does he continue to have money to provide him food?

Its all seems a bit hard to imagine...
  by: crappyblah   03/12/2006 01:04 PM     
one of my relatives had his surgers, he was like 400 maybe, HUGE!! i didnt see him for like a year after he got it and i saw him and he was skinnier than me i was like who the hell are you!! this surgery is really life saving.
  by: twixt01   03/12/2006 01:06 PM     
  I have to say  
I was disappointed that he wasn’t from FLORIDA. But Florida did one-up this a short time back with this dozy!
  by: Valkyrie123     03/12/2006 10:34 PM     
"He was unable to use a regular ambulance so one was dispatched from Denver."

are people fatter in denver?
  by: manilaryce     03/12/2006 10:43 PM     
  Overall improvement in health  
My dad had this done about a year ago. He started off at like 350 - 375 lbs. He has dropped to like 180 and no longer needs to take meds for high blood pressure, cholestoral, diabities, and a couple other things. Besides that, his knees and lower back no longer hurt. If you get to the point where diets don't work, this surgery helps improve your health in more ways than just losing weight.
  by: testeng     03/12/2006 11:19 PM     
Yes...and dumber too.
  by: valkyrie123     03/13/2006 06:10 PM     
  I believe  
this surgery can be good IF you change your ways... Most people don't. A friend had it and it has really helped her. The most important thing is to work out so your skin doesnt start hanging. Some people have to have lifts and tucks because they have stretched the skin out sooo much.
  by: Cherubgirl     03/13/2006 11:57 PM     
  I saw  
This guy on TV, he was a dickhead
  by: ToofDogger     03/14/2006 05:29 AM     
why? what did he do?
  by: Cherubgirl     03/14/2006 09:21 PM     
  "This was making it hard for him to walk."  
And the fact that he just lost 600 pounds that quickly had nothing to do with it?
  by: fballer23   03/15/2006 05:02 AM     
  So Hope he beats this  
It is an awful thing some of us eat what we like others just pile on the fat.
Lmao@@manilaryce and valkyrie123 you are naughty but I did like it.hahaha

  by: captainJane     03/17/2006 04:16 AM     
pannus! LOL

Patrick Deuel: My pannus is killing me!

Proctologist: Your anus?

Patrick Deuel: No, my pannus!

Proctologist: ........ ...... ....

Pac Man: :)
  by: morph   03/17/2006 12:32 PM     
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