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(Daily Mail)   Not news: Woman holds dinner parties. News: Paralysed woman holds dinner parties while in a seven-foot long, 800-lb iron lung that she's been in for 61 years   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 66
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2013-10-09 08:01:51 PM
Too bad her guests occasional wreck her neighbor's car while yelling profanities.
 
2013-10-09 08:05:15 PM
I just want to say, ma'am, that we're both enormous--on a personal level, Branded, especially the early episodes, has been a source of, uh, inspir---
 
2013-10-09 08:59:19 PM

thamike: I just want to say, ma'am, that we're both enormous--on a personal level, Branded, especially the early episodes, has been a source of, uh, inspir---


Dammit
 
2013-10-09 09:13:51 PM
Well, that's a change from her sitting on a park bench and eyeing little girls with bad intent.
 
2013-10-09 09:22:39 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Well, that's a change from her sitting on a park bench and eyeing little girls with bad intent.


That almost wants me to pull out some orginal vinyl and crank it to 11!
 
2013-10-09 10:01:58 PM
Was she friends with Mr Frump?
 
2013-10-09 10:05:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-09 10:11:42 PM
I'd like to see some anti-vaxxers go to one of her dinner parties and still try and say the risks of vaccines outweigh the benefits
 
2013-10-09 11:22:46 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-09 11:22:49 PM
Too bad she's dead. She could have hosted the next Fark party.
 
2013-10-09 11:24:51 PM
Does she still write?
www.sorrykansas.com
No. No. No. She has health problems.
 
2013-10-09 11:25:50 PM

ArkAngel: I'd like to see some anti-vaxxers go to one of her dinner parties and still try and say the risks of vaccines outweigh the benefits


Remember, every culture is equally valid and valuable, even the disease-ridden, ignorant, brown ones.
 
2013-10-09 11:26:44 PM
Silly humans laying about for decades, while other collect their feces.

/this is the clean version of this post that will not cause batshiat crazy people to think with their derp, Mkay......
 
2013-10-09 11:26:52 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
Fark it dude. Let's go bowling.
 
2013-10-09 11:30:18 PM
We had a woman in Jackson, Tn for years who had an iron lung. She refused to get a trach because she wouldn't be able to talk anymore if she had one, and had grown comfortable in her lung.

www.jillstanek.com 

The local ambulance service was actually able to get federal funds for a MICU truck because it was the only thing that could lift her and transport her.

orig.jacksonsun.com

She passed away during a storm after a power failure, her family tried to bag her but couldn't get her oxygenated.

Ms. Odell was a very intelligent, very kind woman, as well.
 
2013-10-09 11:32:16 PM
Anytime I think I've had a bad day,this is a 2 x 4 perspective adjustment in the head.
 
2013-10-09 11:32:49 PM
If a negative-pressure situation is needed, I feel that Apple could design a much better iron lung for our times.
 
2013-10-09 11:34:43 PM

tricycleracer: If a negative-pressure situation is needed, I feel that Apple could design a much better iron lung for our times.


You'll never see one in modern times. They've been replaced in practice by tracheostomies and home ventilators. The only ones that are still in use are literally decades old, and the people in them have used them since the very beginning.
 
2013-10-09 11:39:28 PM
Ultimate excuse to have someone else do the dishes after...
 
2013-10-09 11:44:36 PM

skinink: Too bad she's dead. She could have hosted the next Fark party.


Would've been the hottest chick there.
 
2013-10-09 11:45:42 PM
Ok I will be the first one to ask. How do you go to the bathroom in that thing? Oh and the anti vaccine movement started out as being against thiomersal, which oddly enough they quickly removed. The movement then filled with derp and now we have 19th century disease outbreaks.
 
2013-10-09 11:46:03 PM
 
2013-10-09 11:48:36 PM
"Great party! Is it ok if I smoke in here?"

--------
"Wanna dance?"


--------
"Nice to have met you, and sorry about your situation...it sucks...I...I...I mean it blows...I..you carry it off well"
 
2013-10-09 11:52:02 PM
Martha Mason lay immobile in the tube  - dubbed the iron lung - that worked as a type of ventilator, increasing and decreasing the air pressure to expand and contract her lungs because her own muscles were too weak.

I'm sad to admit that it took the Daily Mail to explain to me how an iron lung works. I'm so ashamed.
 
2013-10-09 11:56:26 PM
She has a magnetic personality.
 
2013-10-09 11:57:32 PM
The temptation by caregivers to administer noogies must be great.
 
2013-10-10 12:01:46 AM
Should have invited Jenny McCarthy.
 
2013-10-10 12:01:50 AM
And when she dies they can just stuff her head into the thing and shoot it out the back of the ship into space.
 
2013-10-10 12:02:49 AM
Geez.  If I ever get paralyzed from the neck down or anything like that, I hope someone has the decency to just kill me.  What a horrible way to live.
 
2013-10-10 12:05:40 AM
At least she doesn't have to worry about doing the dishes
 
2013-10-10 12:06:00 AM
My uncle had polio and dies when he was in his teens.

He had an iron lung like you see in the pictures.
 
2013-10-10 12:06:39 AM

eatin' fetus: skinink: Too bad she's dead. She could have hosted the next Fark party.

Would've been the hottest chick there.


Holy crap, that was farking hilarious.
 
2013-10-10 12:14:22 AM

Martha Mason lay immobile in the tube dubbed the iron lung


She was also great in "The Goodbye Girl".
 
2013-10-10 12:15:49 AM

Emposter: Geez.  If I ever get paralyzed from the neck down or anything like that, I hope someone has the decency to just kill me.  What a horrible way to live.


It's morse code.
i87.photobucket.com
He's saying "kill me." Over and over and over again...
 
2013-10-10 12:20:39 AM

hardinparamedic: We had a woman in Jackson, Tn for years who had an iron lung. She refused to get a trach because she wouldn't be able to talk anymore if she had one, and had grown comfortable in her lung.

 

The local ambulance service was actually able to get federal funds for a MICU truck because it was the only thing that could lift her and transport her.



She passed away during a storm after a power failure, her family tried to bag her but couldn't get her oxygenated.

Ms. Odell was a very intelligent, very kind woman, as well.


Wait a second. She depended on an iron lung and didn't have multiple redundant backup power systems? Are you serious?
 
2013-10-10 12:25:40 AM
She can't cook but boy can she marinate.
 
2013-10-10 12:28:08 AM

tb tibbles: Anytime I think I've had a bad day,this is a 2 x 4 perspective adjustment in the head.


This right there.


MemeSlave: Remember, every culture is equally valid and valuable, even the disease-ridden, ignorant, brown ones.


Celebrate the diversity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21381773
 
2013-10-10 12:29:55 AM

This Is Bold Text: She can't cook but boy can she marinate.


i LOL'd
 
2013-10-10 12:34:13 AM

Russ1642: hardinparamedic: We had a woman in Jackson, Tn for years who had an iron lung. She refused to get a trach because she wouldn't be able to talk anymore if she had one, and had grown comfortable in her lung.

The local ambulance service was actually able to get federal funds for a MICU truck because it was the only thing that could lift her and transport her.

She passed away during a storm after a power failure, her family tried to bag her but couldn't get her oxygenated.

Ms. Odell was a very intelligent, very kind woman, as well.

Wait a second. She depended on an iron lung and didn't have multiple redundant backup power systems? Are you serious?


They couldn't get their emergency generator started.
 
2013-10-10 12:48:07 AM

Russ1642: Wait a second. She depended on an iron lung and didn't have multiple redundant backup power systems? Are you serious?


They couldn't get the generator started, and the battery system they had rigged up only lasted a few minutes. Due to the storm, the EMS crew couldn't get to them in time.
 
2013-10-10 12:49:09 AM

hardinparamedic: tricycleracer: If a negative-pressure situation is needed, I feel that Apple could design a much better iron lung for our times.

You'll never see one in modern times. They've been replaced in practice by tracheostomies and home ventilators. The only ones that are still in use are literally decades old, and the people in them have used them since the very beginning.


You'd think you could design a form fitting model that weighs 10lbs.  I've read here and there that it's been noted that people on ventilators don't do very well over the long haul, while people seem to last a very long time in the old lungs.  The lungs aren't used because they are 'inconvenient' for the hospital staff.
 
2013-10-10 01:14:21 AM
"In a video recorded before her death in 2009, Ms Mason said: ''I often.  .  .  "

Now here's a good issue.  Could be that it was recorded in 2009 before her death OR could've been recorded before her death in 2009.
Seeing as it's MailOnline, I figure she died 4 years ago and today was just a slow news day.
 
2013-10-10 01:24:45 AM

hardinparamedic: Russ1642: Wait a second. She depended on an iron lung and didn't have multiple redundant backup power systems? Are you serious?

They couldn't get the generator started, and the battery system they had rigged up only lasted a few minutes. Due to the storm, the EMS crew couldn't get to them in time.


I read the article. They didn't have a backup generator. They only had something that looked like one. They obviously didn't take it seriously.
 
2013-10-10 01:29:23 AM

gibbon1: hardinparamedic: tricycleracer: If a negative-pressure situation is needed, I feel that Apple could design a much better iron lung for our times.

You'll never see one in modern times. They've been replaced in practice by tracheostomies and home ventilators. The only ones that are still in use are literally decades old, and the people in them have used them since the very beginning.

You'd think you could design a form fitting model that weighs 10lbs.  I've read here and there that it's been noted that people on ventilators don't do very well over the long haul, while people seem to last a very long time in the old lungs.  The lungs aren't used because they are 'inconvenient' for the hospital staff.




I had to work with two patients in iron lungs back in the 70's. They were paralyzed due to guyenne/barre. The hospital searched all over three States to get a unit.

They are damned inconvenient to work with. For everyone. Fortunately, a plastic bubble can be fastened to the neck and the patient pulled out for most routine care, and drawing blood.

And they are gosh-aweful noisy.
 
2013-10-10 01:39:04 AM
The Moops!
 
2013-10-10 01:40:49 AM
I want to post a picture of Sad Crying Clown in an Iron Lung...

Stupid mobile device.
 
2013-10-10 01:49:32 AM

astouffer: Ok I will be the first one to ask. How do you go to the bathroom in that thing?


I second this question. And how do you get bathed? Because you can't be out of it for any longer than you can hold your breath, correct?

Moreover, how screwed up are your sleep patterns in an iron lung? You never can do anything to get "tired" aside from the simple condition of being "awake."
 
2013-10-10 01:53:28 AM

Emposter: Geez.  If I ever get paralyzed from the neck down or anything like that, I hope someone has the decency to just kill me.  What a horrible way to live.



Iron lungs are nightmare inducing things. They freak me right out, always have. They look like antique torture units. If I ever should be so immobilised as to require one, I also hope that someone does the right thing and kills me.

I am completely at a loss as to what in life could possibly make lying in one of those 24/7 a worthwhile existence.
 
2013-10-10 02:05:19 AM
I saw "iron lung" and figured polio without even clicking.

My mother survived it at age 2.  She spent some time in an iron lung, but was one of the incredibly lucky group that didn't stay in one.  Her only real lasting effect is her right leg has possibly 10% of the strength of a healthy one, so she's been on crutches since.  60 years.

Polio was a hell of a disease.  Thank god for Salk.  And man, do I want to punch anti-vaxxers in the cock.
 
2013-10-10 02:09:55 AM
Anyone steal her glasses?

/obligatory "obscure?" slashie
 
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