Friday, June 19, 2015

Bodyshock - Half Ton Man

We've seen this documentary once or twice and it's still interesting to watch, about how a man named Patrick Deuel, the half-ton man from Nebraska who weighed 1064 lbs. changed his life around when he underwent gastric bypass surgery which cut him down to 420 lbs. Obesity is believed to be genetic by both him and his surgeon and gastric bypass surgery, the only solution...

Deuel is a former restaurant manager. At one point, he had not left his house or even his bed, in 7 years. He stands at 170 cm (5 ft 7 in). He measured at 1,072 pounds (486 kg), At his peak. He was so enormous that his bedroom wall had to be cut out to extract him from his home. Then, he was rushed to a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital in an ambulance with extra-wide doors and a ramp-and-winch system that had to be dispatched from Denver.

Info source: wikipedia

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