Saturday, 28 August 2010

An awful lot of Pad Thai

To those who say Thai people are all skinny and Thai food is healthy:

It is easy to become desensitised to just how big people can be given the number of TVs shows and documentaries that cover fat people.

She is big, but let's face it, in America they cut people out of their homes...which is far more dramatic. Relative to Thailand, however, this is fairly remarkable and has made a fair amount of news.

My favourite part:
The governor was on hand to wish Umnuayporn well and paid tribute to the patient's state of mind.


Paul Garrigan said...

Hi Jon, I like how she said something on the lines of not feeling worried because the doctors had told her everything was going to be OK. I know that I'd struggle to keep my composure if people were knocking down the walls of my home.

Boonie said...

I think that I sat next to her in economy class.
Fun post. Thanks.

All the best, Boonie

Talen said...

Apparently the doctors think she has a Thyroid problem which caused the massive weight gain. My mother had a bad thyroid and gained a lot of weight but once the doctors took care of it the weight came off never to re-appear.

Not sure but I think in some of the video footage I've seen of them removing her she is holding a picture of herself when she was thin...and if so she was real thin.

This really is an amazing news story for Thailand, but as you say it's an every day experience in America...yeah McDonald's!

Martyn said...

Jon I caught this on Twitter and followed the link. I couldn't believe it. I didn't ever think in my wildest dreams someone could get to 300 kilos and their heart would still tick. Bloody amazing, that's six times the weight of Wilai.

Here's something I got off the net.....'Carol Yager (1960 - 1994) of Flint, MI; 5 ft 7 in, estimated to have weighed more than 1600 lbs at her peak. She had been fat since childhood. In 1993, she was measured at 1189 lbs when admitted to Hurley Medical Center, suffering from cellulitis. She lost nearly 500 lbs on a 1200-calorie diet'.....

Now we know who ate all the pies.

Oneditorial said...

I feel sorry for her and other abnormally overweight people. They should not have to go through this experience. It is bad enough for them to be in this state, let alone subject to being broadcast on TV.