Fat Person rescued by King

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  • He weighs about 96 stone, which is seven of me, and I'm quite burly, and he's only the SECOND heaviest man ever!

  • Holey moley that's one big dude! image

  • What baffles me is that when someone is bed bound, who the hell keeps feeding them a sufficient volume of food to keep them at that weight?!

  • Ultra Bookie wrote (see)

    What baffles me is that when someone is bed bound, who the hell keeps feeding them a sufficient volume of food to keep them at that weight?!

    Someone who likes having total control!

  • I've always thought the same, whenever you see a picture of a sad looking son/daughter or whatever in the papers with an equally sad looking parent/carer blaming the system/society//helath service or whatever that the parent/carer has invariably been feeding offspring crisps, burger/chips

  • Just move the fridge out of reach. Which, lets face it, wouldn't be that far away!

  • Bookie - have you not come across the term "feeder" in your work?

  • Knowing the term 'feeder' and having any understanding of why someone would be a feeder are two very different things though.  I struggle to understand why anyone would do that too

  • as some of these are bed bound i take it the government/ individual have to employ carers.........I expect these are paid to do the basic jobs of feeding and washing.......they would not be in a position to say what and how much they feed the person as they are employed to do what the person paying requests

  • It's the feeling of disappointing the consumer I suppose. 

    When the child obesity story's are always covered its sometimes, (not always the case) the parent having a poor child hood and struggling to survive etc.

  • I'm not bed-bound, but if Queeny fancies paying for me to go to a health retreat in the sun for a couple of weeks, I wouldn't say no, and i'd promise to stay away from cakes and crisps image

  • XFR Bear wrote (see)

    Bookie - have you not come across the term "feeder" in your work?

    Of course, but it's still baffling. 

  • I'm no expert but in some cases I've read about it's a sexual arousal thing (which begs another question I guess) and in one case it was a mother who'd lost a previous child for not food related reasons and so was in some way invested in not denying her son anything.

  • I know who you mean Bear, there were two documentaries on that lad. I wanted to wring the mother's neck because of the way she kept infantilising him calling him "my baby" and such. It was like - he's a grown man FFS!

    Actually they both needed some sort of therapy IMO. Deep down, as you say, it wasn't really about food.

  • Is it maybe a bit like alcoholics and their enablers? With a co-dependent relationship? image

  • From the title I thought this would be about Elvis.

    Very disappointed.

  • XFR Bear wrote (see)

    Is it maybe a bit like alcoholics and their enablers? With a co-dependent relationship? image

    I think it probably is, only with food. It still ticks me off that in treating morbidly obese people, medics only treat the symptoms and not the psychological causes. Someone with most of their stomach removed still wants to eat and eat, they just can't. It's actually quite cruel in a way.

  • Screamapillar wrote (see)
    XFR Bear wrote (see)

    Is it maybe a bit like alcoholics and their enablers? With a co-dependent relationship? image

    I think it probably is, only with food. It still ticks me off that in treating morbidly obese people, medics only treat the symptoms and not the psychological causes. Someone with most of their stomach removed still wants to eat and eat, they just can't. It's actually quite cruel in a way.

    That's not actually true. It just depends on which service is accessed as to how much of the psychological aspect is addressed. I'm effectively gatekeeper to bariatric surgery in my current job - and I don't refer anyone if the behavioural and psychological aspects aren't being addressed as well as the dietary/lifestyle factors. I tell my patients that unless we resolve the issues behind the weight gain, then surgery isn't an option - it will just lead to complications, poor outcomes, etc.

  • You're doing a great job Bookie - it should be universal though.

     

  • I'd be pretty pissed off if I'd managed to get myself to 96 stone and was still second! Give that man some more fried chicken and chips, not much to lose now!

  • Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)

    It's like a pet,

    "oh yes I have a black Labrador" 

    "oh I used to have one too, but now I have a fat man" 

    we've all been there

     

    Indeed we have.

  • Peter Everitt wrote (see)

    I'd be pretty pissed off if I'd managed to get myself to 96 stone and was still second! Give that man some more fried chicken and chips, not much to lose now!


    There's a point, why turn back when you're almost there

  • There's only one way to settle it, though... a wrestling match...

  • Maybe he's just big boned

  • Peter Collins wrote (see)

    There's only one way to settle it, though... a wrestling match...

    Sumo obviously image

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