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(BBC)   Woman with tumor: 264 pounds. Woman without tumor: 88 pounds   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 150
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2004-01-22 12:36:59 PM  
Was the tumor named Marla?
 
2004-01-22 12:39:02 PM  
when my girlfriend and her were in 6th grade my girlfriend was a bit of a tom boy and had never gone to a school dance before, and didnt have any dresses, or high heels. And that tumor loaned my girlfreind a dress and high heels and gave her a makeover and spent the entire day making her look good even though she (that tumor) was really popular and had alot of other things to do, and she went to the dance with her and she really rembered it because she said, "it was really special to me and it was the first time I felt pretty, and she really cared about me... that was the kind of person she was."

/feeling stupid about being trolled, now trying to troll others
 
2004-01-22 12:39:12 PM  
Now that's going to leave a mark.
 
2004-01-22 12:39:29 PM  

She has been bedridden and unable to care for herself for three years due to the growing tumour, which absorbed blood and nutrients like a giant parasite.


aargh..

I'm feeling a little light headed, now.
 
2004-01-22 12:40:06 PM  
Lost 176 lbs? Insert divorce joke here ----->
 
2004-01-22 12:40:40 PM  
Another sandwich, ma'am? Looks like you're eatin' fer two! Or four or five!
 
2004-01-22 12:41:17 PM  
RE: Metric System

Listen to a song by Atom and his Package called:
(Lord it's hard to be happy when you're not) Using the Metric system.

If you like They Might be Giants, look for more stuff by A&HP

/Drink a Decalitre (sp?)
 
2004-01-22 12:41:21 PM  
"Dr. Banzai is using a laser to vaporize a pineal tumor without damaging the parthogenital plate. A subcutaneous microphone will allow the patient to transmit verbal instructions to his own brain."
 
2004-01-22 12:44:03 PM  
Why, oh why did I ask for a pic?
 
2004-01-22 12:44:12 PM  
I call bullshiat.
88lb woman 150 lb+ tumor??
Then how the fark can she stand up???
If, however this is true the video of her attempting to wipe her arse would be comedy gold.
/gotta go the boys with the white coats found me again
 
2004-01-22 12:44:58 PM  
Talk about a "Painful Elimination"...bwahahahhahah

-Thanks folks I'll be here all week. Try the fish, it's deliscious!
 
2004-01-22 12:44:59 PM  
The question every man fears:

'Honey, does this tumor make my ass look big?'
 
2004-01-22 12:45:42 PM  
Okay, I scrolled away too fast to see - what is the nick of the guy who posted that pic, so we can biatch him out severely?
 
2004-01-22 12:45:45 PM  


Great villians are grown!
 
2004-01-22 12:46:43 PM  
...


Bbbbbbbbuuuuuuiiiiicccckkkkk!!!!!!

That's just Farking disgusting!
.....
 
2004-01-22 12:46:44 PM  
It'd be just like carrying around your very own personal waterbed. Just lay back and relax anytime, anywhere!
 
2004-01-22 12:46:54 PM  
oops that's 'delicious' not 'deliscious'. :(
 
2004-01-22 12:46:57 PM  
My eyes! The goggles, they do nothing!
 
2004-01-22 12:47:45 PM  
Ewwwww!
 
2004-01-22 12:48:01 PM  
Fb-... you used the wrong hole this time.
 
2004-01-22 12:49:13 PM  
my mother has a tumor like that. They've removed it once (was probably 30lbs or so) but it came back.
 
2004-01-22 12:50:39 PM  
In other tumor news...
Boy 'pregnant' with twin brother
 
2004-01-22 12:50:56 PM  
Since Discovery Channel funded the operation, I wonder why they didn't get Jesse James from Monster Garage to make something cool from the tumor? Jesse could have turned it into a giant motorized leather bean bag chair with a plasma screen TV and turbo charged blender for making margaritas. Perfect for driving over to your next Super Bowl party.
 
2004-01-22 12:51:25 PM  
During the 1700s, there was supposed to had been a man with a 600 pound tumor growing out of his testes. The surgeons of that time were able to remove the tumor (meat cleaver)and the man then went on to have a normal life.
 
2004-01-22 12:51:46 PM  
She probably weighed 88 pounds because the tumor was sucking
up all the nutrients from the food she ate. I think she was
very lucky to be able to get this operation done.
 
2004-01-22 12:52:18 PM  
"but it came back."

God, that sounds like a horror movie. The Tumor That Came Back.

It Would Not Die!
 
2004-01-22 12:52:51 PM  
Add a lil' butter, toss it in the pan, fry it up, mmmm!
 
2004-01-22 12:53:45 PM  
zoing- that is the saddest. Story. Ever.

I mean, carrying your dead brother around for the rest of your life? pfft
 
2004-01-22 12:53:49 PM  
I cannot beleive I'm reading this thread while eating chinese and haven't thrown up.
 
2004-01-22 12:55:18 PM  
It would have gained consciousness soon enough, and crawled around looking for food, with a small woman perched on it's back.
 
2004-01-22 12:55:59 PM  
The surgeons of that time were able to remove the tumor (meat cleaver)and the man then went on to have a normal life.


That guy had some balls!
 
2004-01-22 12:56:07 PM  
Now will YOU ALL get a check up !

Some gross shiat to happen to anyone

Just a reminder, it's cheap insurance to know you won't have to lug around a CANCER like that -
 
2004-01-22 12:56:49 PM  
Sorry some of you saw that picture.
 
2004-01-22 12:57:55 PM  
Boy 'pregnant' with twin brother

This happened several years ago, I remember the CNN article, except it was a 16 year old boy.
 
2004-01-22 12:58:11 PM  
Thanks, Jeff!
 
2004-01-22 01:00:59 PM  
Mmmmmmm...i love bbq tumor. Grill the tumor until a deep brown color, remove the veins and harder chunks, marinate in italian dressing and grill for 1 hour (low heat)......mmmmmmmmm tumor.
 
2004-01-22 01:01:15 PM  


Get in my tumor!
 
2004-01-22 01:02:28 PM  
I think it's time to book my annual checkup with my Dr.

0ok
 
2004-01-22 01:04:22 PM  
Kid: Maybe you have a tumor.

Arnold: It is NOT a tumor!

Kid: Yeah--actually it IS a tumor...
 
2004-01-22 01:05:40 PM  
The team, led by Dr McKay McKinnon, a reconstructive surgeon from the University of Chicago, offered their services for free after the Romanian government could not afford the US$300,000 it would cost to send Ms Bunghez to the US for the operation.

Kickass!
Not to mention, they did surgery on a 19 yr old afflicted with the same thing while there.
 
2004-01-22 01:06:48 PM  
There is some crazy stuff across the pond.
 
2004-01-22 01:13:26 PM  
A 176-pound tumor. What was his name?
 
2004-01-22 01:18:42 PM  
Lucica Bunghez has a sick bung.
 
2004-01-22 01:19:15 PM  
her being from Transylvania, I figure it must have something to do with Dracula. Some things are just so obvious.
 
2004-01-22 01:19:29 PM  
I had a 176lb tumor myself. It cost me $40,000 to get it removed. By the way, she took half of my stuff with her...

Sorry, but it had to be said...
 
2004-01-22 01:21:11 PM  
I'm not certain that I believe this story is true. If it is, though, I'm glad someone was able to help her. I can't even imagine how miserable she must have been.

Ever notice these bizaare things always happen in places like Rumania? Perhaps the problem is, as an earlier poster pointed out, healthcare is probably NOT top of the line there, so a situation we might take care of pretty quickly here is able to get completley out of hand in a less prosperous atmosphere.

Also - kudos to the doctors who went to take care of this for her. I understand they were volunteers. Guess it would be worth the time in order to gain that kinds of experience.
 
2004-01-22 01:28:44 PM  
GrandmaGoth,

I know a few people from Romania, it is indeed a rather poor country although things are getting better. Healthcare is certainly not at its best, although I was impressed when the article implied that the Romanian government did play a part in trying to help the woman (It said the government couldn't afford it, not they wouldn't).

Gimme_a_brownie_dammit - My good friend from Romania is 97lbs, they be small people :)
 
2004-01-22 01:32:30 PM  
Grandma Goth There are links to pictures further up the thread, if you dare, but I don't recommend clicking. Just trust that the tumour did indeed exist.

It doesn't surprise me at all that this happened in Romania. What would be even less of a surprise is if she is a Roma/Gypsy. I have a friend who does aid work in Romania and that is one wasted corner of the earth. There is no such thing as healthcare there and the doctors who are there are mainly butchers. And the prejudice against Gypsies means that they have even less access to what little there is available. I chipped in money to help a woman there get urgently needed surgery (she would die without it) and a big chunk of the money went to bribing staff at the hospital.

point of story: don't ever get sick in Romania.
 
2004-01-22 01:34:24 PM  
that's a big toomah.
 
2004-01-22 01:34:40 PM  
176 pounds of tumor? Imagine how many tumor sandwiches you could make with that!
 
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