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NiteStryker

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#1 13 years ago

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=7&u=/ap/20050105/ap_on_re_us/half_ton_man

Man Who Shed 450 Pounds to Head Home Soon

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - His recovery was slowed because of an infection, but a man who once weighed half a ton may soon leave a hospital after losing more than 450 pounds.

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Patrick Deuel, 42, is scheduled to go home to Valentine, Neb., on Jan. 22. He is still receiving treatment at a Sioux Falls hospital for a staph infection he got in November.

Deuel said he isn't worried about returning to a former lifestyle of overeating. He will have health aides at home and a doctor will check on him regularly.

"I've learned a lot while I've been here," he told reporters Tuesday. "I'll just keep doing what I've been doing, and I think things will be fine."

Deuel weighed 1,072 pounds when he checked into Avera McKennan Hospital in June. At the time, he was dying of heart failure. His doctor recommended gastric-bypass surgery but Deuel wasn't healthy enough to undergo the procedure.

The hospital staff structured an exercise program and a 1,200-calorie-a-day diet. The 420 pounds Deuel lost by late October helped control his heart problems and other health issues, including diabetes, and the stomach surgery was performed Oct. 26.

Deuel, who relies on Medicare to pay his hospital bills, can't stay at the hospital indefinitely.

He now weighs about 650 pounds and hopes eventually to slim down to 240 pounds.

A tube that provides extra protein actually has slowed his weight loss. He has lost just 41 pounds since the gastric-bypass surgery.

"He's making progress," rehabilitation doctor Steven Guse said. "He's walking household distances and getting more independent. But he's still got a big challenge ahead of him."

Deuel tried many diets during his youth and early adult life, but the pounds were slow to melt off. He'd get discouraged, take comfort in old routines and return to overeating.

By the mid-1990s, he stopped leaving his house and ended up housebound for seven years. For several months last year, he couldn't leave his bed and depended on his wife, Edith, to clean and care for him.

Thats so disgusting....how the hell do u get so fat?




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#2 13 years ago

Eating and not excersizing.

Personally, I think it would be harder to eat that much and not excersize (EVER!) then to just go to the gym every-other day.

Less expensive, too.




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#3 13 years ago

Jeez...

I mean, seriously, how do you get that fat? Wouldn't you think to stop over-eating once you got to, say, 500 pounds?




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#4 13 years ago

how the crap . . . . I wouldn't think he would be able to survive . . . . I would think he would basically crush his own lungs and sufficate . . . . wow . . . . I'm putting the chip bag down now . . . .




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#5 13 years ago

Eating and not excersizing.

Personally, I think it would be harder to eat that much and not excersize (EVER!) then to just go to the gym every-other day.

Less expensive, too.

Thats not true. At leasnt not in this case. Its because of his hormones. Ever heard of the guy that got so tall, he died because of his tallness. That was because of a hormone he had.




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#6 13 years ago

But when you weigh like 500 POUNDS....and you dont get the hint to put the cheeseburger down? You deserve to die.... :cort:

God he will never get laid. :lol:




Μαjïç MushrøøM

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#7 13 years ago

Overeating (specifically, eating too much of the wrong foods) and lack of excercise are the two main factors that have contributed to this man's severe obesity. If he does manage to rehabilitate himself (with aid from the doctors, of course), I will be duley impressed.

Come to think of it, I am amazed that he is alive right now. :vikki:




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#8 13 years ago

But think about it...how can u physicially gain so much weight? You would have to eat non-stop and never get out of bed. Even walking to the bathroom burns like 10 calories.




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#9 13 years ago

I bet he's popular with the ladies, besides, I thought his heart would'ave killed him by now.




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#10 13 years ago

He will soon have a show on FOX Chanel called "The Real-Life Fat Bastard" :lol: