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Old 13th August 2004, 19:13   #1
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600 lb lady dies after being surgically removed from couch.

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STUART, Fla. -- A dramatic rescue ended tragically in Stuart, Florida, a rescue so difficult firefighters say they have never seen anything like it.

It happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning at the home of a 600-pound woman who was having trouble breathing. Rescuers went in not knowing how difficult it would be to get her out. 40-year-old Gail Grinds was literally stuck to her couch and had to be removed surgically at the hospital.

Authorities estimate she had been on the couch anywhere from two to five years.

Martin County Fire amd Rescue crews faced what seemed to be an impossible mission. Everyone going inside had to wear protective gear. The stench was so powerful they had to blast in fresh air.

They tried to cut out the front door, but at four-and-a-half feet wide, it wouldn't work. They had to cut plywood since a normal stretcher wouldn't do.

An ambulance was too small, so they brought in a trailer to get her out. While rescue crews came up with a back-door rescue plan, detectives secured what had become a crime scene, questioning family members about how it got so bad.

Using planks, they loaded the woman on to the trailer, still attached to the couch. Removing her would be too painful, since her body is grafted to the fabric. After years of staying put, her skin has literally become one with the sofa and it must be surgically removed.

Detectives are investigating whether they have a case of neglect, or if it is simply a very sad story.

Grinds was taken to the Martin Memorial hospital where doctors removed her from the couch, but she died in spite of all the attempts to save her life.

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Old 13th August 2004, 19:20   #2
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How can someone do that? Do they just decide one morning that they are going to stay sat down then after a while decide that it isn't worth moving at all

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Old 13th August 2004, 19:24   #3
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She literally didn't move from her couch for five years. She just pissed and shit right there.

They even said people had gotten sick just by going up to the front door.

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Old 13th August 2004, 19:25   #4
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where do you get money to eat? did her weight include the sofa?

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Old 13th August 2004, 19:38   #5
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Old 13th August 2004, 19:41   #6
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holy shit

Not to sound insensitive here, but that pretty fuckin gross.

If she had been stuck there for years, who is feeding her, and why would they contribute to that? Who was allowing this woman to lay around in her own feces? And who finally called the authorities?

Maybe if she invested in a Homer Simpson "special dialing wand", she could have called sooner and would still be here.
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Old 13th August 2004, 20:03   #7
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^Hey man, love your avatar! May I inquire as to the flavor?

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Old 13th August 2004, 20:04   #8
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^Hey man, love your avatar! May I inquire as to the flavor?

mas Tequila!
Edit: BTW, I drink mine without "trainin' wheels" - room temp, no lime or salt.

Edit #2 Oh shit. I guess I hit 'quote' instead of 'edit'

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no. show us. we want to make fun of him too.

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Tequila without training wheels??? Only if I want to puke on the bar...
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whoa, get a room. we're talking about fat people here.

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Old 13th August 2004, 23:16   #14
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Old 14th August 2004, 02:13   #16
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I was about to say how I don't pity that woman, but then I thought that I don't know anything about why she was staying on the couch, so I just decided to keep my mouth shut, or tell the world about how I'm not saying anything about it...

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Old 14th August 2004, 02:30   #17
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That's incredible.

Ever heard of "feeding"? There's a feeder and a feedee, where the sole aim is to feed the person (a woman) until she is no longer mobile. It is seen as an act of love or some shite. I stumbled across a website about it while searching for the band Feeder. Fucking disgusting.

I'm surprised she lived that long. Five years sitting in your own excrement... infections, rot... the works.
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Old 14th August 2004, 03:55   #18
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hehehe...that's gotta be sad to have to be weighed on a livestock scale.

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Fat bitch...

Only words coming to my mind, other than "How the fuck...?"

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Old 14th August 2004, 04:53   #20
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If authorites had to wear suits, how couod her family stand it?

O_o She just shit without moving..Would you get to a point the shit wuold block your ass?

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Old 14th August 2004, 08:26   #21
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O_o She just shit without moving..Would you get to a point the shit wuold block your ass?
probably. i don't like dirty couches or being unbathed for more than a couple of days but 5 years. damn that's a long time. i wonder how much she wieghed before she became stuck to the couch.

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Old 14th August 2004, 08:33   #22
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I really don't want to know.
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Old 14th August 2004, 09:33   #23
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Eh, some people just waste their life away.

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I say put 5 dollars on every big mac, and put hefty tax on all other fast food.

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Suicide rate would triple.

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Old 14th August 2004, 10:38   #26
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o no i cnot gt my dally dosij of artrri blockin gfat it si 2 expnsscvexwes!!!!
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^^That was awesome I mean I've got nothing against thick women but good fucking god. At least I get my excercise by walking to the kitchen.

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I really don't want to know.
A prime example of the disgusting filth that the human race really is. Woohoo. Glad to belong to this species, alright!

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I think you're being a bit too pessimistic here.

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i bet she looked sexy..
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i bet she looked sexy..
Guess not.
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Does it say what she died of?

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Does it say what she died of?
"morbid obesity."

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or waste coulda backed up into her smaller intestines.
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I'm glad she died. Waste of a human life. They should've thrown her into a vat of acid or something. No seriously. There are kids fucking starving out there. What does this woman do? Becomes one with her couch in a way that I'm sure no master of any form of any art would want. Sits on her ass for so long that her skin actually becomes PART of the couch. I wouldn't've mind ending her life at any point in time. People like her make me sick.
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I'm glad she died. Waste of a human life. They should've thrown her into a vat of acid or something. No seriously. There are kids fucking starving out there. What does this woman do? Becomes one with her couch in a way that I'm sure no master of any form of any art would want. Sits on her ass for so long that her skin actually becomes PART of the couch. I wouldn't've mind ending her life at any point in time. People like her make me sick.
What a coincidence! People like you make me sick!
Sorry if I come across offensive, but you have absolutely no idea, either about poverty, or what this woman’s situation was. Its a fucking sad story about what can go wrong with people.
And shes dead now. What happend to respect for the dead?

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I can't believe that she just pissed and shat herself all the time. Maybe she didn't even notice.

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I'm glad she died. Waste of a human life. They should've thrown her into a vat of acid or something. No seriously. There are kids fucking starving out there. What does this woman do? Becomes one with her couch in a way that I'm sure no master of any form of any art would want. Sits on her ass for so long that her skin actually becomes PART of the couch. I wouldn't've mind ending her life at any point in time. People like her make me sick.
Another dick deserving of a lead pipe to the head you are my friend.
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Another dick deserving of a lead pipe to the head you are my friend.
i dont think so Dragon,
this woman decided to be a filthy animal
while it`s her choice yeah,i`ll aggree with that but not moving or even attempting to get up to use the loo,
if she `s gonna live like that then she had it comin and i dont care for people who do stuff like that

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I think you're being a bit too pessimistic here.
More like realistic I'd say .....




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while it`s her choice yeah,i`ll aggree with that but not moving or even attempting to get up to use the loo,
With the couch stuck to her Ass? kinda hard one that I reckon .....

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