Excuse me, what?!
Here at Warped Speed, we take delight in record-breaking and viral news. Cool scientific discovery? We cover it. Big scandal? You’ll read about it. Plot leaks about your favorite TV show? You bet we will write about it. So when we came across this astonishing news, we knew we had to share it with our readers.
Imagine knowing there was something wrong with your body, but every doctor you went to just said you were fat. What a hit to your self-esteem, right? This is exactly what happened to this man, and if one person wouldn’t have intervened, he might not be alive to tell the tale.
Meet Roger Logan
About five years ago, Roger bought an oversized arm chair. While that might not seem abnormal, the reasoning definitely is… Roger’s rapidly-increasing weight was making it difficult for him to be mobile or have an ordinary life. His arm chair eventually became the only place he could exist.
“You’re Just Fat”
Now Roger knew that he was overweight, but he also knew there was a part of his body that wasn’t supposed to be there.
For years, he visited doctor after doctor, each one of them would turn him away, saying he simply needed to lose weight.
What they missed was an ingrown hair on his abdomen that had turned into a 140-pound tumor with its own blood supply.
WHAT? Yes, you read that right.
In the Hospital
By the time the tumor was found, it was too late for a simple surgery. The growth had made Roger completely immobile, forecasting the rest of his life to be spent in the armchair. His chance of surviving surgery was only 50%, so every doctor refused to step in.
With bleak prospects, Roger became depressed. He stopped eating and drinking, landing him in the hospital for liver failure.