04 May 2006

From 290 lbs to 1,212 lbs



....in 22 18 years. And he does not know how it happened.

His name is Manuel Uribe, a 40-year old Mexican who is seeking immediate medical help so he can lose some weight. An Italian doctor plans to do a gall bladder-intestinal bypass procedure that will make him pass food more quickly without absorbing so many calories. The problem is he can't walk and still unfit to travel to Italy where the operation will be done.

Also, his doctor is puzzled why his blood sugar and cholesterol levels are normal, in spite of his morbid obesity. If I were him, I will probably consult and collaborate with this brilliant scientist. His discovery of the role played by the hormone leptin in the development of obesity might be the answer.

The full story of Mr. Uribe is here.

10 reactions:

ipanema said...

Bayi, here's a good candidate for sumo wrestling. :) Equivalent to 4 wrestlers? But he's immobilised by his weight. Pity him. His bulging tummy looks like an oversized pumpkin, to put it mildly. How and why he subject himself to balloon like this, I simply can't comprehend. Don't tell me I don't know how it happened. You got to look at yourself in the mirror once a day you know. This is morbidly sheer negligence.

ipanema said...

"On the other hand, his cholesterol and blood sugar are normal." << His size is daunting enough. These? Baffling.

Mec said...

the thing that weirds me out about such scenarios is that these people wait till they're over 300 lbs to seek medical help... when they can't move anymore etc.

i know there are medical and psychological reasons but it still weirds me out that it isn't enough that you can't see your nether regions...

bayibhyap said...

One of the most frustrating feelings would be not knowing the cause of the condition. How do you treat a condition effectively when you don't know its causes?

ipanema, this candidate weighs his opponent down by his sheer weight. there is no need to wrestle! he wins body down, get it? but let's no joke at some other person's expense, especially when he needs sympathy from us.

ipanema said...

Amen to that bayi. :)

But I have no sympathy to whoever helped him neglect himself. It should come first from the home, not with the public. If his parents or himself were vigilant enough in earlier onset of obesity, this would never happen.

Now, he's a social responsibility? Blame it to the media, otherwise, this could have been a family affair. But people always go for sensationalism.

I'm not laughing at his expense, far from that. I rest my case.

Sidney said...

Maybe Dr. Vicky Belo can help in this case? ;-)

ipanema said...

lol sidney. she's more concerned in beautifying ladies who are afraid to accept reality. the skin-deep beauty type. :)

jairam said...

oh my, he is huge!

BatJay said...

over a thousand pounds. papakamatay na lang siguro ako

Ate Sienna said...

pramis.. hinding-hinding-hindi na ako kakain ng more than half a cup of rice!!! EVER!!!