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1100 lb lady

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:38 pm

I'm not sure whether to believe this or not ...

(Newser) – Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty's family says the 36-year-old Egyptian woman hasn't left her home in 25 years, the BBC reports. Her extreme weight forced her to crawl instead of walk by age 11, and an ensuing stroke left her bedridden. Her family says she weighs more than 1,100 pounds, which would make her the heaviest woman alive—the current Guinness record-holder is only 643 pounds—and close to the heaviest woman ever, according to the Washington Post. While Abd El Aty's weight hasn't been confirmed, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala in India estimates she is at least 990 pounds based on photos of her. “My initial reaction was ‘How is she even alive?’” he says. His next reaction was to try to save her.

Abd El Aty is expected to arrive in Mumbai for surgery in the next 10 days, but it won't be an easy journey. "In every sense, she's a challenge," Lakdawala says. The bariatric surgeon has been raising money to get her to Mumbai and will be operating pro bono, the Times of India reports. But it's not just money that's an issue. Because she can't leave her room, Abd El Aty was unable to make it to the Indian embassy to be fingerprinted for a visa; only a personal plea from Lakdawala secured her an exemption. And while transporting Abd El Aty will be challenging in its own right, Lakdawala says the surgery itself is "very high risk." He says he's "hopeful" but not "confident" he can help Abd El Aty lose up to 300 pounds. (For the obese, objects are closer than they appear.)
http://www.newser.com/story/235236/1100 ... years.html

Taking this at face value, I ruminate ...

I view this sort of overweight the same way I do addiction. But it is more difficult in that one can decide not to drink, and do so, and past that critical stage, there is no risk. One cannot chose not to eat. But even so, an 1100 pound woman cannot hunt and gather on her own. She must have enablers.

The article indicates that 'he can help [her] lose up to 300 pounds.' I'm not sure that's going to help much.

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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby Grammatron » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:22 pm

It is an addiction, but I think unlike other addictions education and change of habits can do wonders. But, no one accidentally gets to be that overweight. It takes an insane amount of calories just to maintain.

I saw this on reddit a while ago, it's an average daily intake of a 600lb person. An 1100lb person would need at least twice. That's a lot of effort to be that suicidally obese.

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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:51 pm

Grammatron wrote:It is an addiction, but I think unlike other addictions education and change of habits can do wonders. But, no one accidentally gets to be that overweight. It takes an insane amount of calories just to maintain.



All addiction is insane. But you're right, there is no accident about it. Which goes back to the 'insane' part.

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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby shemp » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:55 pm

Rob Lister wrote:I'm not sure whether to believe this or not ...

(Newser) – Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty's family says the 36-year-old Egyptian woman hasn't left her home in 25 years, the BBC reports. Her extreme weight forced her to crawl instead of walk by age 11, and an ensuing stroke left her bedridden. Her family says she weighs more than 1,100 pounds, which would make her the heaviest woman alive—the current Guinness record-holder is only 643 pounds—and close to the heaviest woman ever, according to the Washington Post. While Abd El Aty's weight hasn't been confirmed, Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala in India estimates she is at least 990 pounds based on photos of her. “My initial reaction was ‘How is she even alive?’” he says. His next reaction was to try to save her.

Abd El Aty is expected to arrive in Mumbai for surgery in the next 10 days, but it won't be an easy journey. "In every sense, she's a challenge," Lakdawala says. The bariatric surgeon has been raising money to get her to Mumbai and will be operating pro bono, the Times of India reports. But it's not just money that's an issue. Because she can't leave her room, Abd El Aty was unable to make it to the Indian embassy to be fingerprinted for a visa; only a personal plea from Lakdawala secured her an exemption. And while transporting Abd El Aty will be challenging in its own right, Lakdawala says the surgery itself is "very high risk." He says he's "hopeful" but not "confident" he can help Abd El Aty lose up to 300 pounds. (For the obese, objects are closer than they appear.)
http://www.newser.com/story/235236/1100 ... years.html

Taking this at face value, I ruminate ...

I view this sort of overweight the same way I do addiction. But it is more difficult in that one can decide not to drink, and do so, and past that critical stage, there is no risk. One cannot chose not to eat. But even so, an 1100 pound woman cannot hunt and gather on her own. She must have enablers.

The article indicates that 'he can help [her] lose up to 300 pounds.' I'm not sure that's going to help much.


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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:04 pm

flour, fold, etc.

I did your mom that way.

I can't say she liked it. there were four other guys there. She was moaning at someone though.

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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby corplinx » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:30 am

Once you get too big to ride a rascal scooter through the Burger King drive-thru, it definitely takes Enablers to keep going.

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Re: 1100 lb lady

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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby Doctor X » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:27 am

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Re: 1100 lb lady

Postby Bruce » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:54 am

Just more there to love.

And what else are you going to do with a snow shovel when the winter is over? :P
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Re: 1100 lb lady

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