Old 6th January 2005, 05:47   #1
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Man Who Shed 450 Pounds to Head Home Soon

Man Who Shed 450 Pounds to Head Home Soon
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - His recovery was slowed because of an infection, but a man who once weighed more than 1,000 pounds may soon leave a hospital after shedding 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 610 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.
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Old 6th January 2005, 05:52   #2
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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.
What a woman.


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Old 6th January 2005, 08:43   #3
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I soooo could've done without that picture.

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Old 6th January 2005, 18:45   #4
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Yeah, picture wiping the ass of a 1000 lb Uncle Fester!

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Old 6th January 2005, 18:51   #5
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Yeah, picture wiping the ass of a 1000 lb Uncle Fester!
I'd rather not. Mine is bad enough and it's of a fairly normal size.

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It's Fat Pat! We were talking about him in Dublin (he was in a local newspaper) earlier today

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It's Fat Pat! We were talking about him in Dublin (he was in a local newspaper) earlier today
lol, pat means tits in Danish

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I thought they were quite sexy.

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He now weighs about 610 pounds and hopes eventually to slim down to 240 pounds
Even 240 pounds is a bit fat, but the amount of weight he's lost really is shocking. What is really fucking stupid is that he doesn't worry about overeating again and that he probably will.
And what annoys me is that he relies on Medicare just for being a fat bastard. It annoys me even though I don't live in the US.
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I thought they were quite sexy.



Even 240 pounds is a bit fat, but the amount of weight he's lost really is shocking. What is really fucking stupid is that he doesn't worry about overeating again and that he probably will.
And what annoys me is that he relies on Medicare just for being a fat bastard. It annoys me even though I don't live in the US.
Gastric bypass wont even allow you to over-eat. Your stomach would explode, because after the bypass surgery, your stomach is only about as big as your thumb.

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Gastric bypass wont even allow you to over-eat. Your stomach would explode, because after the bypass surgery, your stomach is only about as big as your thumb.
I could do with that surgery


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I wonder if he'll suffer from malnutrition now then.

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It would be a lesson to him.
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I wonder if he'll suffer from malnutrition now then.
He will need to eat a specific ammount of protein per day.

My mom has gastic bypass, by the way... She needs 65 grams per day if I remember right.

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